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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Tofu

Tofu is not merely an easy, flavorful ingredient to cook with; it's also a great source of isoflavones, natural compounds that have been shown to prevent tumor growth in animals. Miso and edamame, other soy-based ingredients, are great sources of isoflavones as well. For an incredible sweet potato-ginger fried rice infused with silken tofu, try this recipe.

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