Diet for Cervical Cancer

While there is no particular diet for cervical cancer, eating certain foods can help protect you from developing the disease. Experts believe that foods that are rich in antioxidants, folate, flavonoids, and carotenoids can boost immunity and prevent an HPV infection.

Research shows that women who eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables have the ability to fight off an HPV infection faster than others. This could in turn reduce the risk of developing the cancer. The following foods should be included to fight cervical cancer:

  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Fresh fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Lean meats
  • Foods high in flavonoids such as apples, black beans, broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions, soy, and spinach
  • Foods rich in folate such as chickpeas, avocado, lentils, and strawberries
  • Carotenoid rich foods like carrots, pumpkins, squash and sweet potatoes