Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

There are vegetables that lower you risks of developing diseases. And there are those that are better at it. This is according to a new study in Food Chemistry. Researchers report that antioxidant compounds in dark-green vegetables in spinach and "fragrant" vegetables like garlic prevent the development of tumor cells. (Source: Health.com)

Researchers report that antioxidant compounds in dark-green vegetables in spinach and "fragrant" vegetables like garlic prevent the development of tumor cells.

Unfortunately however, these kinds of vegetables make u only 1 percent of fruit-and-vegetable consumption in the US. In contrast, vegetables that have no tumor-preventing properties make up 60 percent. Both kinds of vegetables help you control you weight. However, to maximize your chances of putting up a fight against a cancer, try switiching things up.

Health.com suggests the following:

Eat more:

Brussels sprouts

Kale          

Cabbage

Garlic

Spinach

Eat less:

Potatoes    

Carrots   

Tomatoes

Lettuce

Cucumbers

Source: Health.com