Our best hope for preventing cancer through diet is to eat a wide variety of healthy, nutrient-dense plant foods.
Scientists estimate that 35 percent of cancers are related to nutritional factors. Our best defense against cancer is prevention: keeping ourselves as healthy as possible and eating the kinds of foods that have been shown to help protect our bodies — right down to our cells. Some foods can damage body cells, setting them up for precancerous changes, while other foods protect cells from damage. Cancer prevention depends on knowing the difference.