7 Diet Tips for Cervical Cancer

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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If you are looking to follow a diet that can prevent cancer and maintain overall good health, experts’ recommendation would be to go for a plant-based diet. It comprises of whole grains, vegetables, beans and fruits in the majority.

Read further to know about a few specific foods which can reduce the risk of cancer in a person.

 
 

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1.Carrots

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Make sure your diet consists of yellow or orange colored fruits and vegetables if you are looking to protect your cervix. Experts are of the opinion that vegetables such as carrots have carotenoids and carotene, which help in fighting the damage made by carcinogens. Carotenoids are a vital source of vitamin A. Consuming them regularly can create a huge difference in your health.

2.Avocados

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Avocodas are rich in folate and are also a wonderful source of healthy fats. Experts suggest that being a form of vitamin B folates are beneficial for people with HPV who are looking to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. Being incredibly nutritious avocados can also play a major role in keeping yourself healthy.

3.Apples

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For most of us, apple might sound like regular food with not much significance. But the fact is that it is highly nutritious and plays a significant role in protecting your cervix. Also, being rich in flavonoids, apples can play a vital role in the fight against several types of cancers. Make it a habit to eat the apple along with the skin, since most of the flavonoid concentration is in that area.

4.Pumpkin and winter squash

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Pumpkin and winter squash are other foods you should consider, which are rich in carotenoids if you are not a big fan of carrots. These two fruits are considered ideal for the fall and winter seasons.

5.Citrus fruits

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Vitamin C can provide very good assistance when it comes to maintaining the health of your cervix. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C. Adding citrus fruits to your diet can be very helpful to your overall health as well. If you are not a big fan of citrus fruits you can always go for vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, which are also rich in vitamin C.

6.Cooked tomato products

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If you favor tomatoes, you might already be doing a lot of good to your cervix. Being rich in lycopene tomatoes have a unique way of helping you keep your cervix healthy. Fresh tomato puree and paste are very good options. They are also rich in vitamin C, which is an added benefit.

7. Dark leafy greens

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Eating more dark leafy vegetables is an important step in following a healthier diet. They are usually rich in folate which is beneficial for your cervix. A diet rich in kale, spinach and collard greens can help in keeping yourself safe from several other types of cancer as well. If you are looking to make changes one step at a time, this could be your first step.

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