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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Walnuts

Research suggests that, in patients undergoing treatment for cancer, walnuts can help to preserve muscle mass and function. They've also been shown to be an anti-inflammatory. So, garnish your Maitake mushroom stir fry with walnuts to let this anti-inflammatory ingredient work its magic.

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