Best Foods to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer


Asparagus is naturally high in folate, also known as vitamin B9. Increased dietary folate intake has been associated with lowered risks of certain types of cancer


This fiber-rich grain is high in the polysaccharides called beta-glucans, which are a source of prebiotic fiber, shown in multiple studies to have immunomodulatory and antitumor properties. 

Black beans

Black beans contain flavonoids including anthocyanins, which are known to be antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and may also fight cancer in numerous ways including antimutagenesis 


Like black beans, blueberries also contain anthocyanins, which give both foods their distinctive colors as well as strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants work against cancer


Broccoli is a great source of sulforaphanes, powerful phytochemicals which preliminary studies suggest may stem the development of certain cancers including prostate cancer

Brussels sprouts

Decrease the risk of colorectal cancers, brussels sprouts contain carotenoids, which some studies suggest may decrease the risk of certain lung and breast cancers.


Carrots are famous for being packed with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that may protect cell membranes from oxidative damage and reduce the formation of cancer cells.


Cauliflower, like other cruciferous vegetables, is packed full of nutrients and compounds that reduce the risk of cancer. 

Chia seeds

The fiber and omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds contribute to a healthier gut microbiome, which can play an important role in the prevention of colon cancer. 


The fiber in chickpeas is transformed into short chain fatty acids in the gut, and these are thought to have anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting effects.

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