Cancer-Preventing Foods

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Soy products are known to be good for your heart and immune system. However, scientists have also uncovered its cancer-fighting properties. Full of phytochemicals, soy can prevent breast cancer and relieve menopausal symptoms. In addition, it is full of anti-estrogens, which can block estrogens that lead to breast cancer development. Consider adding tofu, soymilk, edamame and tempeh (fermented soy) into your diet.


Eating fish on a regular basis can reap lots of health benefits. Fish can boost brain power and lower cholesterol with its Omega-3 fatty acids. However, these fatty acids also have been proven to prevent colon and prostate cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fatty fish like salmon, trout and herring.


Do you love to spice up your foods with natural herbs? Not only does it add favor to your food, but it also may add years to your life. It helps to ward off cancer and slow the growth of tumors. In a USDA review of 39 herbs, researchers found that oregano, dill, thyme and rosemary have some of the highest levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants. Other herbs to consider: sage, chive and chili peppers. They are also good cancer busters.