10 Foods for Cancer Prevention

To help prevent cancer, eat a wide variety of foods rich in nutrients that protect your body's cells from damage, such as these.

Pomegranates, cancer, Food Cures

Pomegranates


Pomegranates are chock full of ellagic acid — the latest phytonutrient to enter the scene (although it's been quietly hanging out in berries, nuts, and pomegranates for millennia). In laboratory and animal studies, ellagic acid has been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and deactivate cancer-causing compounds. To take advantage of these health properties, incorporate pomegranate seeds into smoothies or use them to top off a bowl of yogurt or cereal. Other foods rich in ellagic acid include raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, walnuts, pecans, cranberries, and grapes (red, black, purple).

 

Lifestyle factors play a huge role in cancer prevention as well. Give these tips a try.