By cooking white beans or other legumes, you increase their resistant starch levels, which act similar to fiber by helping the colon eliminate damaged cells that could lead to cancer. In one study, increasing fiber intake by 10g per day helped reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 10%.
Eat one-half cup of white beans (20% of your daily fiber requirement) at least twice a week.
San Marzano Tomatoes
Grown in the nutrient-rich volcanic soil found in the Campania region of southern Italy, San Marzano tomatoes are viewed as superior not only for their intense flavor but also for their cancer-fighting properties. San Marzano tomatoes are bright red and high in density and pectin. They have less acidity than typical tomatoes and thinner skins, which makes them tastier and easier to eat.
In general, tomatoes pack a one to two times the punch against cancer because they contain both lycopene and cancer-fighting vitamin C. When cooked, these tomatoes release up to 150% of their bioavailable lycopene, the powerhouse antioxidant credited with helping prevent cancers such as prostate and cervical cancers. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Several recent studies report significant reductions in prostate cancer risk in those men who consume a lot of lycopene or tomato-based products.