By Ginger Hultin, MS RDN CSO In honor of National Cancer Survivor Month this June, we are happy to present the Top 50 Foods to prevent cancer. So many whole foods are considered anti-cancer for reasons ranging from fiber content to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been estimated that 30–40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and dietary measures alone so what you eat definitely matters. Here is the ultimate Foodtrients® list of the top 50 foods to prevent cancer. Mix and match these healthy whole foods to include them in your diet daily to reduce your risk today.1. Apples
An apple a day is great advice when it comes to preventing cancer. This common fruit contains the powerful antioxidant vitamin C in addition to 5 grams of fiber and healthful phytochemicals. Special compounds to note include quercetin, a flavonoid that shows anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, epicatechin and (in red apples) anthocyanins all which may benefit the human body through anti-cancer, free-radical scavenging effects.
Rich in antioxidant vitamins C and beta-carotene, apricots also have a number of other antioxidants in the form of phytonutrients. Of note, apricots are rich in polyphenolic antioxidants like …read more