Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Cancer usually appears as a consequence of an unhealthy diet, that is, foods that increase the body’s acidity-a thriving surrounding for cancerous cells. Therefore, excluding processed and refined foods from our diets is one way to lower the body’s acidity.

And, it’s crucial to make the body’s environment more alkaline, that is, with foods that prevent the spread of cancerous cells. The neutral pH level is 7, whereas if the pH is below 7, than this is a sign of acidity, whereas anything higher than 7 is alkaline environment. In order to avoid the development of cancer, the pH needs to be higher than 7.

In order to do this, you need to consume foods that will neutralize the body’s acidity and make it more alkaline by starving out the cancer cells of their food. First, you need to avoid baked goods, pasta, cookies and cereals which have spelt, rye, and wheat, and are rich in gluten. Instead, consume more rice, quinoa, buckwheat, and teff.

Furthermore, you need to exclude processed oils like margarine, hydrogenated, corn, and sunflower oil. Opt for more organic oils like olive, avocado, and coconut oil. They’re rich in anti-inflammatory characteristics and they will improve the signals to the nervous system, unlike processed oils which hinder the signal.

Next, you should regularly consume broccoli, kale, and cabbage and the best way to eat them is raw. Avoid the consumption of dairy products, especially cow milk, which contains casein, a protein on which cancerous cells and tumors thrive. This protein is also known to lead to bone decay and inflammatory illnesses like gout, rheumatism, and arthritis.

Include lentils, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds to your daily eat and make sure to reduce the intake of meat because meat produces two toxins that are known to alter the DNA and encourage cancer.

What’s more, since cancer tumors thrive on sugar and sugar makes the body acidic, you need to exclude refined sugars present in store-bought desserts, soda drinks, salad dressings, etc. They also contain additives and preservatives which are carcinogenic. Instead, drink water, green tea, and natural juices.