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Top 10 Foods and Drinks for Cancer Prevention

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Top 10 Foods and Drinks for Cancer Prevention

Cancer is such a staggering epidemic–the sheer number of people affected by the disease is as heartbreaking as it is mystifying. As we are slowly learning more about the causes, we are beginning to learn more about preventive measures.

In terms of the relationship between diet and cancer, this leads us to lists of what not to eat (french fries, sigh), as well as the other side of the coin: What we should eat (artichokes and red wine, yay!).

In the book Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic (New Society Publishers, 2007) the authors Liz Armstrong, Guy Dauncey and Anne Wordsworth consider the importance of eating specific foods and drinks for cancer protection. Here’s what they suggest:

1. Cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and kale. These score high for containing many anti-cancer substances, such as isothiocyanates.

2. Globe artichoke for very high levels of salvestrols.

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By Melissa Breyer, Care2 Senior Editor

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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4:58AM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

Thank you so much for such a great blog.
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8:31AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Great list, I love to see how easy it is to choose the best foods for disease prevention every day.

4:28AM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

When it comes to differentiate from variety of foods for a cancer patient we really get worried.

Cancer is such a disease every step should be taken with care. I just found few drinks that are totally safe for cancer patients : 8 Healthy Drinks For Cancer Patients

I just hope it would help.

8:29AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

I have added wasabi to everything now.

11:50PM PST on Jan 23, 2014

Thank you I am glad about the encouragement! I love your site, you post outstanding.Detox Drinks

12:20PM PST on Nov 9, 2013

Add wasabi to this group.

6:31AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

Thank you

3:05AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

Thank you :)

4:42AM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

Thank you :)

12:21PM PDT on Jun 14, 2013

Thanks 4 the great info!

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