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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Gouda Cheese

Packed with a flavorful taste and vitamin K2, this type of cheese may fight against cancer! According to a major study, eating foods that contained vitamin K2 was linked to a 62 percent reduction in the risk of lung cancer. Gouda is high fat and salt however, so moderation is key. Researchers found that eating just three slices a day resulted in cancer-fighting benefits.

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