Colors That Prevent Cancer: Foods of the Rainbow

Color is one of the best indicators of a food’s health benefits. Learn why and how to fit them into your diet today!

Colors That Prevent Cancer: Foods of the Rainbow

Diet is a very important cancer-fighting tool. Color is one of the best indicators of a food’s health benefits. Foods within each color group have properties that target specific cancers. When you eat all the colors, you are working far more disease-combating nutrients and vitamins into your meal. Learn why and how to fit them into your diet today!

But Don't Sabotage Your Diet With Dangerous Foods

Adding a rainbow of disease-fighting foods to your diet is a good first step. But remember, you must also subtract the harmful foods from your diet as well. Research has shown that some foods can increase your risk of cancer and should be avoided.

Reduce Dairy: Limit it to 10 grams of lactose a day. That's about one cup of milk or one cup of ice cream.

Eliminate Soda: Drink no more than one can of soda a week. Try Dr. Oz's 28-Day Soda Challenge.

Reduce Alcohol: The American Cancer Society recommends no more than one alcoholic drink per day for women and two drinks for men.

Reduce Processed Meats: Lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon and sausage are high in carcinogens.

Reduce Sodium: Avoid foods high in sodium, especially soy sauce and foods that are canned and packaged.

Learn more about the dangers of the aforementioned foods to reduce your risk of easily missed cancers.

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