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Broccoli may help protect men from prostate cancer, according to British researchers who looked into how the vegetable worked once it was absorbed by the body. They found that it contains chemicals that activate cancer-fighting genes and inhibit others that fuel tumors.
See: Study Shows How Broccoli Fights Cancer
Cruciferous vegetables: In addition to broccoli, this group includes brussels sprouts (above), cauliflower, kale, arugula, cabbage, horse radish, watercress and turnips. The vegetables can block cancer-causing substances from taking hold in the body.
Red grapes: Grapes inhibit enzymes that can fuel cancer cells and hinder the immune system. You can get the same cancer-fighting benefits by eating them in raisin form.
Whole grains: Grains can be eaten in many forms, including bread, cereals, brown and wild rice, and bulgar wheat. They are believed to reduce the risk of breast and colon cancers.
Tomatoes: Whether you eat them fresh or in juice, sauce or soup, tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants, which are unfriendly to cancer.
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are packed with powerful antioxidants. They're a good substitute for calorie-heavy desserts, snacks and cereal sweeteners. Also See: Research indicates the extract from cranberries inhibits proliferation of human tumor lines, causing an anticancer effect.
Citrus fruits: Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, kumquats and other fruits in this group may help the body rid itself of potential cancer-causing substances.
Soy: Soy bean products come in several forms, including soy milk and tofu, above. Soy is rich in isoflavones that may prevent the development of cancerous tumors.
Tea: Whether you drink them hot or cold, green and black teas are good sources of antioxidants.
Sources: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Reuters
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