5 everyday foods that fight cancer

Research suggests these five common foods can help you and your family lower your risk of cancer.
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More than any supplement or vitamin, getting certain nutrients through eating whole foods can help block tumors.

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Carrots

Like kale and spinach, carrots pack carotenoids, an antioxidant group that may help prevent rectal cancer.

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Grains

All prepackaged bread, cereal, flour and pasta in the U.S. contains folic acid, which wards off birth defects and can lower your risk of colon cancer.

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Tomatoes

Cooked tomatoes are especially good for the guys in your life—they contain a carotenoid called lycopene that might lower prostate cancer.

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Fiber

Fare rich in fiber, including certain cereals, root and other types of vegetables, and legumes, seems to protect against colon cancer.

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Garlic

The World Health Organization advises adding about a clove a day to foods; it may lower your risk of colon, stomach and breast cancers.

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