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EAT: Top Cancer-Fighting Foods


According to research, today, one in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in the course of their lifetime. It is a hard truth to hear. However, research has shown that some cancers can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle. Factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity increase your risk of cancer.

By maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet without processed foods, getting daily exercise, and limiting stress, you can arm yourself against lifestyle related diseases like some cancers!

Cancer prevention researchers recommend filling at least 2/3 of your plate at every meal with vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and beans. These foods are shown to contain strong concentrations of antioxidants that help your body stay healthy and can assist in preventing some types of cancer:

  • Apples 
  • Broccoli & Cruciferous Vegetables 
  • Berries 
  • Chili Peppers 
  • Cherries 
  • Dark Leafy Greens 
  • Grapes 
  • Garlic 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Lemons 
  • Onions 
  • Oranges 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Papaya 
  • Winter Squash 
  • Pomegranates 
  • Strawberries 
  • Walnuts 
  • Melons 
  • Flaxseed 
  • Coffee 
  • Legumes 
  • Tea 
  • Nuts 
  • Whole Grains

To keep your body in protection mode, prepare meals each week that incorporate the foods listed above. Make these items staples in your fridge and cabinets, so you always have nutrient dense meals that support your body’s health. Choose to care for your body in a way that your future self with thank you!