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These top antioxidant-rich, cancer-fighting foods include berries, broccoli, grapes, green tea, tomatoes, and turmeric. Plus, find out some of the great-tasting ways to incorporate anti-cancer foods at every meal.
Antioxidants called catechins provide much of green-tea’s anticancer kick. Tea catechins help
destroy cancer cells and ramp up the body’s own protective-antioxidant production, says food scientist Joshua Lambert, PhD, of Penn State University.
Protection power: Test tube and animal studies suggest green-tea catechins could help protect against many cancer types, including lung, colon, and skin cancer, Lambert says. A small study in Italy found tea catechins prevented prostate cancer development in men with precancerous cells.
Drink: 8 ounces at least four times a day. Consult a medical expert before using a supplement because high doses could harm your liver.