11 Research-Backed Anti-Cancer Foods

Lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes, protects against lung and prostate cancer. Instead of eating raw tomatoes, heat them to release antioxidants for better absorption.

Red grapes have resveratrol in the skin and activin in the seeds. Other grape products like red wine and juice include these antioxidants. 

Garlic has chemically active sulfur compounds that inhibit nitrosamines, according to research. These potent carcinogens target the breast, liver, and colon. 

Fatty fish like salmon, herring, and tuna provide omega-3 fatty acids, which lessen prostate cancer risk. If you don't consume fish, flaxseed can boost your omega-3 consumption. 

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Including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, etc. These components may protect healthy DNA cells from free radical damage. They may also decrease tumor growth and defend against cancer-causing toxins. 

 One study with nearly half a million participants found that whole grains may cut colon cancer risk. Brown rice, barley, oats, spelt, bulgar, and whole wheat are important anti-cancer foods.

Curcumin in this root spice may lessen cancer risk. According to the American Cancer Society, curcumin inhibited some cancer cells in lab experiments and slowed or reduced tumors in animal trials.

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