Billions of dollars are invested each year in cancer treatment and research across the world, but a healthy lifestyle is still the number one way of preventing the disease. Experts, like those at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, say that developing a healthy diet in particular is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help prevent cancer. A low-fat diet that contains a wide variety of different vegetables and fruits is highly recommended. To help guide you, here are ten foods that form a key part of a powerful anti-cancer diet.
Many different fruits contain vitamins and minerals that can help fight cancer. Raspberries in particular contain a chemical that converts into ellagic acid in the body. This chemical can actually inhibit the growth of cancer cells by stopping the formation of new blood vessels that would potentially feed these cancerous cells. It can also combat free radicals in the body which are known to cause mutations in cells which cause cancer. Raspberries are an easy fruit to incorporate into your diet. A small handful, a few days each week is enough to give you all the cancer fighting benefits. Scroll down and click next to see the rest.