Eat right and fight cancer.

Woman holding bowl of healthy food

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

Schedule your appointment

Make an appointment with a provider to discuss healthy dietary and lifestyle choices, or if you don’t have one, find a primary care doctor.