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Antioxidant-rich, cancer-fighting foods are a delicious way to lower your cancer risk. Find out which foods offer the most anticancer benefit, and get tasty recipes that use them in 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.