10 Anti-Cancer Foods


Soy may lower the risk for breast and prostate cancers


Berries contain antioxidants that reduce and repair the kind of damage to cells that can lead to cancer.


Tea has antioxidants called catechism that may block certain enzymes that lead to cancer.

Fatty Fish

Several studies have indicated that the mega-healthy components of fish – like omega-3 fatty acids – guard against cancer (just as they do against cardiovascular disease)


According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, garlic may lower your risk for colon cancer with compounds that block tumor formation and cancer cell growth in the colon.


All nuts may prevent cancer. Peanuts in particular have been linked to a lower rate of endometrial and colorectal cancers in women.


Researchers say the lignans, compounds that act like antioxidants, in this high-fiber seed may help reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli pack sulfur-containing compounds that may inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Sweet Potatoes

Beta-carotene, the antioxidant that gives sweet potatoes (as well as carrots, cantaloupe and mangoes) their orange color, may help prevent the damage to cell membranes that lead to cancer.

Low-Fat Dairy

In recent research, premenopausal women who had at least one serving a day of low-fat yogurt or milk reduced their breast cancer risk.