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Top 10 Foods and Drinks for Cancer Prevention

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7. Flaxseed, especially if you grind it yourself and consume when fresh, for the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, lignans and other “good fats.”

8. Garlic, onions, scallions, leeks and chives, for many anti-cancer substances including allicin.

9. Green tea, for its anti-cancer catechins, a potent antioxidant.

10. Tomatoes, for the famous flavenoid lycopene.

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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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4:45AM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

Hi friends this is true that treatment for most of the diseases is in your kitchen. Thank you Melissa Breyer for sharing such a useful information.

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 :)

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