10 Foods That Can Help Prevent Cancer


Some research shows that eating a vitamin E–rich diet reduces the risk of stomach, colon, lung, liver, and other cancers, but, as with other antioxidants, vitamin E supplements have largely struck out. I recommend adding vitamin E–rich foods like spinach to your diet; it will help keep your cells’ defenses strong. A cup of cooked spinach delivers nearly a third of your daily requirement (15 mg) of the vitamin. Cooked contains more vitamin E (and other nutrients) than raw simply because it’s more condensed—it shrinks when it’s cooked. Enjoy it sautéed, boiled or steamed as a delicious side dish to grilled fish or chicken. Or toss a handful into an omelet to get a healthy head start to your day.