13 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Fill up on these ingredients to fend off cancer.

13 Cancer-Fighting Foods

Doctors have yet to find a definitive link between cancer and food. What they have found, however, is a correlation between certain diets — such as the Mediterranean Diet — and the potential for cancer reduction. Doctors call these diets (often specific to a culture or geographical region) anti-angiogenic, which means that they cut off the blood supply of cancerous tumors, starving them of the nutrients they need to grow. Here's a list of ingredients that are staples of anti-angiogenic diets.

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Bok Choy

Bok choy, a cruciferous vegetable, is known to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains compounds that can protect cells from DNA damage. Bok choy will be a standout ingredient in your Maitake mushroom stir fry and you can also try this recipe for a Shiitake, Bok Choy and Pineapple medley. If you prefer, substitute bok choy for broccoli, another cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable.

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