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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Watercress' high amounts of vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and other beneficial nutrients have made some believe this superfood is even better than kale! Its anti-inflammatory properties can help ward off cancer as well as keep your heart and bones healthy. If you've never used watercress before, don't worry! It's actually very easy to incorporate into dishes you already know and love -- try it in a smoothie, with your salad, as a dip, or add it to your main dish.

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