Fight Cancer With Food

There is a lot of information out there about foods that cause cancer, but food can also help avoid cancer. There have been numerous studies that show certain minerals, vitamins and chemicals have anti-cancer effects. In addition, some foods can help us to stay nourished and at a healthy weight, which prevents cancers caused by excess body fat.

Eat plenty of vegetables. Tomatoes, broccoli, dark leafy greens, cabbage and cauliflower are good examples of cancer-protecting foods.Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene, which combats prostate, breast, lung and endometrium cancers.

Don’t fear garlic breath! Add garlic to your mostly plant-based diet for great effects!

Drink coffee and green tea. Coffee contains plenty of antioxidants and anti-cancer components. Green tea also contains antioxidants including catechins, which keep free radicals from damaging cells.

Berries, Berries, Berries. All berries have phytochemicals that may prevent skin, bladder, lung, esophagus and breast cancers. They alsoact as antioxidants that fight carcinogens.

Keeping a diet that is rich in vegetables is the best way to ensure you are getting cancer preventing foods in your diet. Next time, don’tjust read about what causes cancer—equip yourself with the tools to fight it.

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