A healthy, balanced diet is key, experts say, but these foods may have an extra punch.
Leafy greens: Deep green leafy vegetables are packed with lutein, vitamin A and folate, nutrients that may help prevent colon and ovarian cancer.
- Collard greens
- Dandelion greens
Curry: Yellow curry contains cur-cumin, a pungent spice that may help prevent melanoma and other types of cancer cells from proliferating.
- Broccoli sprouts
- Bok choy
- Swiss chard
Berries: These fruits contain antioxidants such as polyphenols, which counteract and repair cell damage.
- Red grapes
Tomatoes: Studies suggest that having a tomato-rich diet may help lower the risk of developing both lung and stomach cancer.