Eating a healthy diet with the right amount of calories is good for your health and may help to lower your risk of cancer (plus diabetes and heart disease). Add these seven superfoods
to your diet to help prevent cancer.
Apples come in a variety of flavors and textures, so even picky eaters can find apples to enjoy. And they're so good for you with lots of fiber
, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like quercetin that protect from free radical damage. Here's how apples may prevent cancer
are rich in vitamins and minerals
your body needs for good health. Plus, blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses with a variety of phytochemicals that may prevent cancer. Blueberries are also low in calories and naturally sweet, so they're perfect for a low-calorie dessert.
Broccoli sprouts contain very large amounts of natural compounds called isothiocyanates that reduce inflammation
and trigger detoxification of carcinogens. They may be a little difficult to find at some grocery stores, but you can still choose regular broccoli
that also contains the same isothiocyanates, just not as concentrated. Find out how broccoli sprouts fight cancer
Sipping green tea gives you lots of antioxidants called catechins that have been shown to slow down the growth of cancer cells in the laboratory. And green tea contains no calories, so it's a great beverage to enjoy when you need to watch your weight. Learn how green tea
(and decaffeinated forms of green tea
) may fight cancer.
You may already know that olive oil is good for your heart, but the healthy fats
found in extra virgin olive oil may also reduce your risk of cancer. Olive oil is an essential component of a Mediterranean diet
, and here are more tips for using olive oil
Red ripe tomatoes offer potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A and lycopene
, a powerful antioxidant that has been associated with a lower risk of cancer. You can choose tiny bite-sized cherry tomatoes up to large beef-steak tomatoes -- all of them are good for you. Learn how tomatoes may lower cancer risk