How Curcumin and Turmeric Protect from Cancer

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths in the world. In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the US alone. This disease does not discriminate; it can affect healthy children, teens, and seniors alike. Though incurable, there are many natural remedies you can utilize to protect yourself from cancer. Certain types of foods are naturally high in antioxidants, nutrients that address the root cause of this deadly disease: free radical damage.


Free radical damage is caused by reactive ions that target healthy cells, damaging each cell from the inside and triggering mutation. Once the mutation has started, it is only a matter of time before malignant cells start attacking major organs. Consuming foods high in antioxidants protect healthy cells from environmental stress and free radical damage, reducing the risk of cancer development!

Studies show that turmeric is an excellent remedy for many types of cancer. Apart from neutralizing free radicals, its active ingredient – curcumin – recalibrates the DNA to kill cancer cells.

According to clinical research, curcumin minimizes the effects of damaged or mutated DNA that allows cancer to spread to various organs by regulating the genes. In addition, curcumin reduces inflammation and stops healthy cells from transforming into tumors. It also inhibits the synthesis of a protein that is instrumental in the development of malignant tumors.


That said, it takes a concentrated amount of curcumin to protect yourself and your loved ones from cancer. Apart from adding more curcumin-rich foods to your daily diet, we recommend taking supplements that are enriched with antioxidants.

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Tina Lee-Almazar | Tinaciouslee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer and editor based in the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Centro Escolar University in Manila. She started out as a production associate at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network in 2004 before transitioning to creative writing in 2006. Her years of experience as a writer resulted in having considerable knowledge in a variety of writing fields. When she’s not surrounding herself with pretty things or discussing herself in the third person, Tina watches funny cat videos all day.

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