The cancer-fighting great 8 [slideshow]

Turmeric

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that stops the cancer cell cycle, suppressing tumor growth across a wide range of different cancers. It also suppresses molecules that promote cancer cell activation.

In tests on lung cancer cells and prostate cancer, the researchers found that curcumin, one of a number of substances classified as polyphenols, suppresses tumors. According to the scientists, it can act both as an agent that prevents cancer and a compound that slows a tumor that has already begun to grow.

Read: 3 tips to optimize turmeric’s cancer-fighting powers

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Jedha Dening

By Jedha Dening

Jedha Dening is a qualified nutritionist (MNutr), researcher, author, freelance writer, and founder of type 2 diabetic nutrition site Diabetes Meal Plans. Her masters thesis on nutrition and inflammation was published and then presented at a national scientific conference. She has millions of words published in the health industry across various print and online publications. Having been in the field for over 15 years, she’s incredibly passionate about delving into the latest research to share the myths and truths surrounding nutrition and health. She believes when armed with the right knowledge, we’re empowered to make informed choices that can truly make a difference.