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Cancer Fighting Foods

[dropcap]Paying[/dropcap] attention to what you eat is one of the best things you can do to reduce your cancer risk. Focus on eating healthy foods filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that work together to lower the risk of numerous cancers: lung, mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon.

A good rule is to follow a Mediterranean diet – a healthy, plant-based diet full of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil (instead of butter), legumes, cheese and yogurt. Fish is the healthiest option for meat – limit the consumption of red meat to only a few times a month. Also, try using various herbs instead of salt.

According to the American Cancer Association the consumption of foods like sugar, alcohol and red meat can actually increase your risk for cancer, with one out of every three cancers in the U.S. being linked to excess weight, poor nutrition or lack of physical activity.