Adding anti-cancer foods to your diet can help prevent this insidious disease, but knowing which anti-cancer foods work best can be confusing. Here are a few of the best foods that help keep cancer at bay:
Mushrooms — White button mushrooms help reduce estrogen levels and halt breast cancer in its tracks, while shiitake mushrooms work against lung cancer. Eating a variety of mushrooms may help reduce the chances of developing a tumor.
Blueberries — With more antioxidants than almost any other fruit, blueberries have special status as a cancer-fighting powerhouse. Specifically, blueberries have been shown to target colon and breast cancer.
Garlic — The compounds that give garlic its strong scent also give it the ability to fight many types of cancer, including colorectal, skin, liver and stomach cancers. Crushing garlic before eating or cooking it can help release more of the anti-cancer compounds.
Broccoli — Broccoli, like other cruciferous vegetables, contains sulfur compounds that specifically target cancer cells and kill them before they can develop into full-fledged cancer. Specific cancers that broccoli works against include prostate, bladder, breast and stomach cancers.