The Anti-Cancer Diet
Eat right and fight cancer.
What you need to know
What you eat may help your health. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that a healthy diet may prevent up to 40 percent of cancers. Plus, if you stay at a healthy weight, keep active and don’t smoke, you can prevent 60 to 70 percent of all cancers.
Smart food choices
- Eat five to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
- Choose at least one food per day from each of the five color groups: red, dark green, yellow and light green, orange, and purple.
- Eat organic when you can.
Our favorite cancer-fighting foods
To help prevent cancer, we recommend:
- Berries and cherries
- Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, turnips and other cruciferous vegetables
- Red and purple grapes (but not red wine)
- Greens like spinach, kale, romaine and leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory, and Swiss chard
- Whole grains
Environmental Working Group Dirty Dozen
Environmental Working Group Clean Fifteen 2017
American Institute for Cancer Research: Recipes