Using Diet to Reduce your Cancer Risk

Written by Dr. Georgia Tetlow, MD, Edited by Clare Abercrombie, BS While no diet can guarantee a “cancer-free” life, scientific research is definitely beginning to shine a light on certain dietary habits that can tip the odds in the patient’s favor.

  1. Reduce saturated fat, avoid trans fats, increase consumption of fish. Heart healthy – prostate healthy.
  2. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, especially dark red grapes, leafy dark-green vegetables, tomatoes (especially tomato sauce and paste), and cruciferous vegetables.
  3. Learn to cook with herbs and spices, such as garlic and turmeric, adding both flavor and cancer fighting phytonutrients to foods.
  4. Drink pomegranate juice, dark grape juice, green tea and/or red wine regularly.
  5. Use more olive oil and cut back on butter. Do not take flaxseed oil, flaxseeds are fine.
  6. Maintain a healthy weight.

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