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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Citrus Juice

Both citrus juice and citrus peel contain vitamin C. They also contain hesperitin, which has been said to fight cancer by starving it. That means they cut off the blood supply to cancerous tumors. Your Maitake mushroom and bok choy stir fry won't be the same without lemon juice and for another recipe with citrus juice, make this Spinach-Walnut-Citrus Salad.

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