No single food can protect you against cancer by itself.
But research shows that a diet filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other plant foods helps lower risk for many cancers. In laboratory studies, many individual minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals demonstrate anti-cancer effects.
Broccoli and Cruciferous Vegetables
Pulses: Dry Beans, Peas, and Lentils (Legumes)
Foods to Limit
A lot of us grow up eating foods that might be okay to eat, but aren’t necessarily the best thing to eat. As you build your meal plans, make sure you’re not overdoing it with foods that are best to have in small portions.
Processed Meat (Sausages, Ham, Bacon, Hot Dogs, Salami)
Red Meat (Beef, Pork, Lamb)
There are a lot of popular diets that come with all sorts of promises. And while some of what they offer might be worthwhile, often, beliefs can masquerade as facts, and it can be hard to separate evidence from opinion. Below, our expert dietitians weigh in on some well-known trends.
AICR’s New American Plate
Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Diet
Pescovegetarian Diet (or Pescatarian)
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