20 cancer fighting foods to eat all summer
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20 cancer-fighting foods to eat all summer
by Glamour Magazine, on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:43am PDT
A healthy, balanced diet is key, experts say, but these foods may have an extra punch.
Leafy greens: Deep green leafy vegetables are packed with lutein, vitamin A and folate, nutrients that may help prevent colon and ovarian cancer.
* Collard greens
* Dandelion greens
Curry: Yellow curry contains cur-cumin, a pungent spice that may help prevent melanoma and other types of cancer cells from proliferating.
Cruciferous veggies: These contain phytochemicals that may cut the risk of stomach, breast and skin cancers.
* Broccoli sprouts
* Bok choy
* Swiss chard
Berries: These fruits contain antioxidants such as polyphenols, which counteract and repair cell damage.
* Red grapes
Tomatoes: Studies suggest that having a tomato-rich diet may help lower the risk of developing both lung and stomach cancer.