Food That Prevents Cancer –
A Diet for Life

by Tatti

Reservatrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grapes.

Reservatrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grapes.

Everyone is always focusing on what food to avoid if you want to stay away from cancer. Here is a list of food that prevents cancer. Eat this stuff and prosper.

Food That Prevents Cancer – 10 Foods to Live By.

  • Grapes. Antioxidants are a key to avoiding cancer. They stop free radicals from being able to form cancer cells in the first place. Reservatrol is a powerful antioxidant found in grapes. And guess what? It survives the fermentation process. Consider adding a glass of red wine daily to your diet, and it may help you to stay cancer free.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables. Mom knew what she was doing when she made you finish all your vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables are cancer preventing in particular and they include broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, bak choy, kale, and cabbage. Again, it is the antioxidants in these vegetables that fight cancer before it has the opportunity to form.

  • Whole Grains. Antioxidants and fiber make whole grains effective in preventing various types of cancer. The only exception is with Celiac patients. In your case, the risk of cancer, especially intestinal and esophageal cancer, is increased by the intake of gluten, and thus whole grains should be avoided.

  • Flaxseeds. Lignans and Omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seeds have antioxidant effects and are particularly good at preventing colon cancer.

  • Blueberries. They are already hailed as a super food. As it turns out, blueberries are a food that prevents cancer, and has distinguished itself amongst berries in this regard. You can add them to breakfast cereal, smoothies, or just eat them alone as a snack.

  • Tomatoes. Lycopene, found especially in cooked tomatoes, has been found to have a positive effect on the prevention of several types of cancer including breast and stomach.

  • Garlic. It does more than keep vampires away. Apparently lung, skin, and colon cancer hate garlic as well. You get a great addition flavor wise to your meals, and prevent cancer at the same time.

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables. These veggies, such as spinach and mustard greens, have an antioxidant called carotenoids. They are super effective at fighting the free radicals that result in cancer.

  • Green Tea. Green tea very beneficial for health. All tea has antioxidants, but green tea has the highest concentration of flavanoids by far. These can have a great effect on the prevention of several types of cancer including breast, prostate, colon, and liver cancer. Plus, it taste great both hot and cold, so you can enjoy it regardless of the season. If you don’t enjoy the flavor of green tea, many companies make a supplement in pill form that you could take daily.

  • Mushrooms. This fungus is good for the overall well being of your immune system. That includes helping the body to stay cancer free, so be sure to keep this fungi on the menu. A list of food that prevents cancer isn't complete without mushrooms.

There you have it. Ten foods (and drinks) to keep on the menu if you want to stay cancer free. Make these dietary changes along with avoiding foods that increase risk of cancer, and you will be on your way to avoiding this disease.

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* Footnotes: Research Articles Cited

Biomagnetic research provided by:

  • BioMagnetic Research and Technology (Biomed Central)
  • Hyperthermia using magnetite cationic liposomes for hamster Osteosarcoma
  • Fumiko Matsuoka1, Masashige Shinkai1, Hiroyuki Honda*1, Tadahiko Kubo2, Takashi Sugita2 and Takeshi Kobayashi1

Enzyme research provided by:

  • The FASEB Journal / The Official Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Activation of prodrugs by antibody-enzyme conjugates: a new approach to cancer therapy.
  • P D Senter
  • February 1, 1990 The FASEB Journal vol. 4 no. 2 188-193

Hyperthermia research provided by:

  •   European Journal of Cancer (1965)
  • Investigations on the possibility of a thermic tumour therapy—I.: Short-wave treatment of a transplanted isologous mouse mammary carcinoma
  • Volume 8, Issue 1, February 1972, Pages 65, Pages IN3, Pages 69-68-IN8-78
  • Presented in abbreviated form at the First Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research, Brussels, September 1970.
  • Kristian Overgaard, Jens Overgaard


Insulin research provided by:

  • Journal of BUON 14: 711-715, 2009
  • © 2009 Zerbinis Medical Publications. Printed in Greece
  • Low dose chemotherapy in combination with insulin for the treatment of advanced
  • metastatic tumors. Preliminary experience
  • C. Damyanov, M. Radoslavova, V. Gavrilov, D. Stoeva
  • Medical Center of Integrative Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria



Laser research provided by:

  • Cancer Research: The Journal of Cancer Research  /  The American Journal of Cancer
  • Laser Photoradiation Therapy of Cancer1
  • Anton Dahlman, Alan G. Wile2, Robert G. Burns, G. Robert Mason, Fred M. Johnson, and Michael W. Berns


  • CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
  • Photodynamic therapy of cancer: An update
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  • Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2011


Sonodynamic research provided by:


  • Anticancer Research: International Journal of cancer research and treatment
  • The Real Deal: Using Cytochalasin B in Sonodynamic Therapy to Preferentially Damage Leukemia Cells
  • Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A


Immunotherapy research provided by:

Oxygen research provided by:


  • Anticancer Research / International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Inhibits Benign and Malignant Human Mammary Epithelial Cell Proliferation



Vitamin research provided by:

RIFE Technology research provided by:

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