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Cancer Fighting Vegetables

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Published in Sep 2004; Updated in Jun 2007

vegetables cancerThe fact is, many types of vegetables can prevent cancer and provide the protection against cancer. Research has identified many active ingredients found in vegetables and their roles in protecting different types of cancer.


Vegetables with the Highest Anti-cancer Activity

  • garlic
  • cabbage
  • soy
  • ginger
  • umbelliferous vegetables such as carrots, celery, cilantro, parsley and parsnip



Vegetables with the Modest Anti-cancer Activity

  • onions
  • flax seed
  • citrus
  • cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower
  • solanaceous vegetables such as tomato and peppers

The Bottom Line:

Not only do vegetables prevents cancer, they are also an essential member in a heart-healthy diet. Include at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits daily and enjoy the benefits offered by them.


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