26 Best Food Groups That Defy Aging and Fight Cancer

    26 Best Food Groups that Defy Aging and Fight Cancer (Image: Sina blog)Fish is rich in important proteins for skin health. (Image: Maya83/Flickr)Broccoli contains anti-oxidants such as vitamin C and carotene. (Image: Andy Melton/Flickr)Having winter melon can help smoothen skin. (Image: ladyhua.com)Onion reduces cholesterol level and cleans the blood. (Image: Nana B Agyei/Flickr)Tofu is a great source of protein. The isoflavones in beans are powerful antioxidants. (Image: star5112/Flickr)Cabbage helps remove toxins in the digestive system and rejuvenates the digestive system.(Image: Alex Brown/Flickr)Apple can help prevent skin herpes and keep the skin glow. (Image: Turinboy/Flickr)Carrot contains high dose of vitamin A, which keeps the hair shiny and the skin smooth. (Image: missellyrh/Flickr)Milk with Vitamin D and calcium keeps strong teeth and bones. (Image: David Guo/Flickr)Mineral water detoxifies the body and stimulates bile secretion. (Image: Ricardo Bernardo/Flickr)The rich vitamin B12 in shell fish gives you a healthy skin. (Image: Alpha/Flickr)Tomato fights against cancer, stimulates appetite, brightens the skin, and boosts your energy.  (Image: Frédérique Voisin-Demery/Flickr)Spinach prevents anemia and protects skin and vision. (Image: [cipher]/Flickr)Citrus fruits can help eliminate free radicals and suppress cancer cell growth. (Image: UnknownNet Photography/Flickr)It helps lower the chance of getting colon and colorectal cancers. (Image: i03.c.aliimg.com)Tuna can help prevent eczema and relieve dry skin. (Image: culinarycara/Flickr)Strawberry can improve skin health, and prevent liver and urinary track diseases. (Image: F_A/Flickr)Soy bean has a high dose of estrogen and is very important for woman’s health.  (Image: websbook.com)Yogurt helps with digestion, prevents infections in the intestines and boosts the immune system. (Image: banditob/Flickr)Cilantro helps maintain blood sugar level and prevents cancer. (Image: houtiannongye.cn)Chocolate has a sedative effect which can stimulate the happy feeling in the brain. (Image: Carl Drougge/Flickr)Eating potatoes is good for the digestive system and can relief constipation. (Image: John Liu/Flickr)Mushroom can boost the immune system. (Image: liz west/Flickr)Eggs strengthen the memory. The yolk helps the body synthesize vitamin H.  (Image: William Warby/Flickr)The amount of nutrients in walnut is five times that in an egg and nine times that in milk. (Image: Erich Ferdinand/Flickr)Coffee helps people to focus and relax. (Image: OliBac/Flickr)

    There are many factors that can slow down aging and fight cancer, but food is one of the most important of them. Here are 26 foods that can help you remain looking younger and cancer-free.

    1. Fish

    Fish is high in protein. Carp contains comprehensive and high-quality proteins. Its meat helps keep your skin elastic.

    Fish is rich in important proteins for skin health. (Image: Maya83/Flickr)

    Fish is rich in important proteins for skin health. (Image: Maya83/Flickr)

    2. Broccoli

    Broccoli contains anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C and carotene.

    Broccoli contains anti-oxidants such as vitamin C and carotene. (Image: Andy Melton/Flickr)

    Broccoli contains anti-oxidants, such as vitamin C and carotene. (Image: Andy Melton/Flickr)

    3. Winter melon 

    Winter melon is rich in vitamin C, and nourishes the skin by preserving collagen and elastin in the skin.

    Having winter melon can help smoothen skin. (Image: ladyhua.com)

    Having winter melon can help smoothen skin. (Image: ladyhua.com)

    4. Onions

    Onion lowers cholesterol and cleans the blood. It helps delay the aging process.

    Onion reduces cholesterol level and cleans the blood. (Image: Nana B Agyei/Flickr)

    Onion reduces cholesterol level and cleans the blood. (Image: Nana B Agyei/Flickr)

    5. Tofu

    Tofu is a great source of protein. The isoflavones in beans are powerful antioxidants.  They also help lower the risk of developing hormone-related diseases.

    Tofu is a great source of protein. The isoflavones in beans are powerful antioxidants. (Image: star5112/Flickr)

    Tofu is a great source of protein. The isoflavones in beans are powerful antioxidants. (Image: star5112/Flickr)

    6. Cabbage

    Cabbage contains a lot of vitamin C and fiber. It helps remove toxins in the digestive system and rejuvenates the digestive system.

    Cabbage helps remove toxins in the digestive system and rejuvenates the digestive system.(Image: Alex Brown/Flickr)

    Cabbage helps remove toxins in the digestive system and rejuvenates the digestive system. (Image: Alex Brown/Flickr)

    7. Apples

    Apples are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and sugar. They can prevent skin herpes and keep the skin glowing.

    Apple can help prevent skin herpes and keep the skin glow. (Image: Turinboy/Flickr)

    Apples can help prevent skin herpes and keep the skin glowing. (Image: Turinboy/Flickr)

    8. Carrots

    Carrots contains a high dose of vitamin A, which keeps the hair shiny and the skin smooth.

    Carrot contains high dose of vitamin A, which keeps the hair shiny and the skin smooth. (Image: missellyrh/Flickr)

    Carrots contain high dose of vitamin A, which keeps the hair shiny and the skin smooth. (Image: missellyrh/Flickr)

    9. Milk

    Vitamin D and calcium keep your teeth and bones strong.

    Milk with Vitamin D and calcium keeps strong teeth and bones. (Image: David Guo/Flickr)

    Milk with Vitamin D and calcium keeps your teeth and bones strong. (Image: David Guo/Flickr)

    10. Mineral water

    It keeps skin soft and removes pigments on the skin. It also detoxifies the body and stimulates bile secretion.

    Mineral water detoxifies the body and stimulates bile secretion. (Image: Ricardo Bernardo/Flickr)

    Mineral water detoxifies the body and stimulates bile secretion. (Image: Ricardo Bernardo/Flickr)

    11. Shellfish

    The rich vitamin B12 in shellfish gives you a healthy skin.

    The rich vitamin B12 in shell fish gives you a healthy skin. (Image: Alpha/Flickr)

    The rich vitamin B12 in shell fish gives you a healthy skin. (Image: Alpha/Flickr)

    12. Tomatoes

    Tomatoes fight cancer and stimulate your appetite. They also brighten your skin and boost your energy.

    Tomato fights against cancer, stimulates appetite, brightens the skin, and boosts your energy. (Image: Frédérique Voisin-Demery/Flickr)

    Tomatoes fight against cancer, stimulate your appetite, brighten your skin, and boost your energy. (Image: Frédérique Voisin-Demery/Flickr)

    13. Spinach

    Spinach prevents anemia and protects your skin and eyesight. The folic acid in spinach is especially important for pregnant women. It reduces the chances of the fetus getting leukemia and congenital heart disease.

    Spinach prevents anemia and protects skin and vision. (Image: [cipher]/Flickr)

    Spinach prevents anemia and protects your skin and eyesight. (Image: [cipher]/Flickr)

    14. Citrus fruit

    A medium size orange provides enough vitamin C for an adult for the entire day. It can help eliminate free radicals and suppress cancer cell growth.

    Citrus fruits can help eliminate free radicals and suppress cancer cell growth. (Image: UnknownNet Photography/Flickr)

    Citrus fruits can help eliminate free radicals and suppress cancer cell growth. (Image: UnknownNet Photography/Flickr)

    15. Malt

    It helps lower the chance of getting colon and colorectal cancers.

    It helps lower the chance of getting colon and colorectal cancers. (Image: i03.c.aliimg.com)

    Malt helps lower the chance of getting colon and colorectal cancers. (Image: i03.c.aliimg.com)

    16. Tuna

    The fatty acids in tuna can help lower blood pressure and prevent stroke. They also can prevent eczema and relieve dry skin.

    Tuna can help prevent eczema and relieve dry skin. (Image: culinarycara/Flickr)

    Tuna can help prevent eczema and relieve dry skin. (Image: culinarycara/Flickr)

    17. Strawberries

    Strawberries can improve skin health. They prevent liver and urinary tract diseases. They also can strengthen the gums and prevent dry throat.

    Strawberry can improve skin health, and prevent liver and urinary track diseases. (Image: F_A/Flickr)

    Strawberries can improve skin health, and prevent liver and urinary tract diseases. (Image: F_A/Flickr)

    18. Soy beans

    Soy beans have a high dose of estrogen, which is very important for woman’s health.

    Soy bean has a high dose of estrogen and is very important for woman’s health. (Image: websbook.com)

    Soy beans have a high dose of estrogen, which is very important for woman’s health. (Image: websbook.com)

    19. Yogurt

    Yogurt helps with digestion, prevents infections in the intestines, and boosts the immune system. Compared to milk, yogurt contains less fat, yet still is rich in calcium and vitamin B12.

    Yogurt helps with digestion, prevents infections in the intestines and boosts the immune system. (Image: banditob/Flickr)

    Yogurt helps with digestion, prevents infections in the intestines, and boosts the immune system. (Image: banditob/Flickr)

    20. Coriander (cilantro)

    Cilantro is rich in iron, calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It is diuretic, helps maintain blood sugar levels, and prevents cancer.

    Cilantro helps maintain blood sugar level and prevents cancer. (Image: houtiannongye.cn)

    Cilantro helps maintain blood sugar levels and prevents cancer. (Image: houtiannongye.cn)

    21. Chocolate

    It has a sedative effect that can stimulate the feeling of happiness in your brain. It also protects your teeth.

    Chocolate has a sedative effect which can stimulate the happy feeling in the brain. (Image: Carl Drougge/Flickr)

    Chocolate has a sedative effect that can stimulate the feeling of happiness in the brain. (Image: Carl Drougge/Flickr)

    22. Potatoes

    Eating potatoes is good for the digestive system, and can relieve constipation. Putting slices of potato on the eyes helps with puffy eyes.

    Eating potatoes is good for the digestive system and can relief constipation. (Image: John Liu/Flickr)

    Eating potatoes is good for the digestive system and can relieve constipation. (Image: John Liu/Flickr)

    23. Mushrooms

    Mushrooms can boost your immune system. They are very low in calories, and can help you lose weight. They also contain a lot of minerals, vitamins, and protein. The fiber in mushrooms can prevent constipation and lower cholesterol.

    Mushroom can boost the immune system. (Image: liz west/Flickr)

    Mushrooms can boost the immune system. (Image: liz west/Flickr)

    24. Eggs

    Eggs strengthen your memory. The yolk helps your body synthesize vitamin H.

    Eggs strengthen the memory. The yolk helps the body synthesize vitamin H. (Image: William Warby/Flickr)

    Eggs strengthen your memory. The yolk helps the body synthesize vitamin H. (Image: William Warby/Flickr)

    25. Walnuts

    The amount of nutrients in walnuts is five times that in an egg and nine times that in milk. There is a lot of lysine in walnuts, which is very beneficial to the brain.

    The amount of nutrients in walnut is five times that in an egg and nine times that in milk. (Image: Erich Ferdinand/Flickr)

    The amount of nutrients in walnuts is five times that in an egg and nine times that in milk. (Image: Erich Ferdinand/Flickr)

    26. Coffee

    Coffee helps people to focus and relax. It also helps prevent early onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Besides, it enhances the painkilling effect of a painkiller by 40%.

    Coffee helps people to focus and relax. (Image: OliBac/Flickr)

    Coffee helps people to focus and relax. (Image: OliBac/Flickr)

    Translated by Hsin-Yi, Chinese edited by Aizhu Lu

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