10 Foods That Fight Cancer
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10 Foods That Fight Cancer

Many people are interested in whether nutrition choices can help prevent cancer or slow its progress. Eating a wide variety of plant foods is a good start. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans contain hundreds of health-promoting phytochemicals that you can’t get from a dietary supplement. Here are some of the best cancer-fighting foods to put on your plate.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. Phytochemicals: The Cancer Fighters in the Foods We Eat. American Institute for Cancer Research. http://preventcancer.aicr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=elements_phytochemicals.
  2. Broccoli and Cruciferous Vegetables. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2014. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/broccoli-cruciferous.html
  3. Cranberries. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2014. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/cranberries.html
  4. Garlic. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2011 http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_garlic.html
  5. Grapes. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2011 http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_grapes_and_grape_juice.html
  6. Green Tea. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2014 http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_green_tea.html
  7. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2015. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_leafy_vegetables.html
  8. Tomatoes. American Institute for Cancer Research. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_tomatoes.html
  9. Whole Grains. American Institute for Cancer Research. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_whole_grains.html
  10. Soy. American Institute for Cancer Research. 2014. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/soy.html
  11. Squash (Winter). American Institute for Cancer Research. 2015. http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/squash.html
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