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7 Foods that Fight Cancer


It’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one of the ways that I practice breast cancer awareness and taking care of myself and the people around me is to be aware of the foods I’m putting into my body. Rather than thinking of your “diet” as something that only helps you lose weight, start thinking of it as the first step towards keeping your body healthy.

Keep reading for some of the best cancer-fighting foods.


  • Broccoli 1 of 7
    Broccoli
    The glucoraphanin in broccoli is thought to be so beneficial in fighting cancer that researchers in the UK have started selling broccoli with extra glucoraphanin in it.
    Grab the recipe for Lemon Pepper Tahini Broccoli
  • Carrots 2 of 7
    Carrots
    The beta carotene in carrots is said to reduce several varieties of cancer.
    Grab the recipe for Shredded Carrot Salad
  • Grapefruit 3 of 7
    Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is said to be good at cleaning out the cells, and I've heard that it's especially good at inhibiting breast cancer growth.
    Grab the recipe for Frosty Ginger Grapefruit Zinger
  • Tea 4 of 7
    Tea
    Tea contains polyphenols said to stop the splitting of cancer cells.
    Grab the recipe for Watermelon Green Tea Punch
  • Tomato 5 of 7
    Tomato
    Lycopene is an antioxidant that may actually kill mouth cancer cells and attack free radicals that can lead to cancer.
    Grab the recipe for Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Turmeric 6 of 7
    Turmeric
    Turmeric is said to help with high-inflammatory cancers.
    Grab the recipe for Easy Tandoori Chicken
  • Pomegranate 7 of 7
    Pomegranate
    Pomegranates may "slow down the growth of estrogen-fueled breast cancers."
    Grab the recipe for Clementine and Pomegranate Shrimp

Sources:
Cancer Fighting Foods via Cancure.org
Super Broccoli via Yahoo! News
BreastCancer.about.com

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