10 Foods That Prevent Cancer

Your local grocery store or farmer's market is filled with an arsenal of weaponry against cancer. Next time you're there, seek out these 10 cancer-fighting foods, and add them your cart—and diet.

Artichokes

Artichokes are packed with nutrients that boost health and protect against cancer. Flavonoids—apigenin and luteolin—found in artichokes are aggressive cancer-killing agents that lead to rapid cancer-cell deaths. Scientists have pre-treated cancer cells with flavonoids before chemotherapy.

Artichokes are fun to eat. Cut them in half, brush them with olive oil, and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Grill them cut-side-down for 3 to 8 minutes, or until soft. Pull apart the leaves and enjoy.

Avocado

Avocados are full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. These agents not only prevent cancer cells from forming, they also kill them. Avocados' antioxidants also strengthen healthy cells.

Add avocados to sandwiches, salads, omelets, smoothies or even desserts.

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Berries

Flavonoids found in berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, have been shown to decrease cancer risk. Ellagic acid, which is found in berry seeds, reduces your risk of developing cancer three-fold. On top of that, berries are one of the most powerful antioxidant sources around. They contain an abundance of the cancer-fighting vitamins C and E. In fact, one cup of strawberries contains 100 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin C.

Top off a cup of oatmeal or yogurt with your favorite berries for a cancer-fighting breakfast.

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