The anti-cancer diet: 25 foods that prevent cancer

The adage that we are what we eat is so very true. Recognizing and adopting healthy and balanced eating patterns and foods is one of the first steps to ensuring you maintain good health. The other is eating foods that you know can help prevent and fight your risks of getting certain diseases.

Cancer is caused by many factors. However, research has shown that making sure you include certain foods regularly in your diet can go a long way towards preventing from developing. The naturally occurring chemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibers in many different foods can help your body fight the growth of cancer cells. Here are 25 of them:


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Love a bunch these little green trees, especially lightly steamed or raw. Broccoli contains sulforaphane and isothiocyanates. These are both phytochemicals that can work with the enzymes in your body to fight cancer. Broccoli is also an excellent source of Vitamins C and K.

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