June is Men’s Health/Cancer Awareness Month, so we put together a list of some cancer fighting foods that can give you a healthy, well-balanced diet against the most common types of cancer found in men.
Enjoy the list of cancer preventing foods below – and help yourself fight cancer with every bite.
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Bring on the lycopene and its cancer prevention benefits! Tomatoes are bursting with a powerful antioxidant that may help to reduce your risk of prostate, lung and stomach cancers. Prostate and lung cancer are 2 of the 3 most common types of cancer in men (read our article here).
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More lycopene, coming right up! Watermelon is also chock-full of beta-carotene and vitamin C – nutrients that combat harmful cells at the source to help prevent cancer.
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Soybeans may lower your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels – helping to reduce your risk and prevent prostate cancer.
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Help prevent colorectal cancer by eating more high-fiber plants and vegetables, like kidney beans – which is loaded with proteins and can be a good substitute for red meat. In the U.S., colorectal cancer is 1 of the 3 most common types of cancer in men (read our article here).
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Broccoli is a multi-talented cancer fighting food. The little green trees are rich in fiber, helping to prevent colon cancer. And, research shows that broccoli may also lower your riskfor other common forms of male cancer, like stomach, lung and oral (read MD Anderson Cancer Center article here).
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Garlic can help reduce your risk of stomach and colon cancers. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends garlic as part of a well-balanced diet.
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You can destroy toxins and keep abnormal cells from developing into cancer with the “superpowers” of green tea. The antioxidants in tea leaves may help slow the growth of cancer cells in your prostate, colon and liver, according to the AICR.
And, for more cancer prevention tips, foods and information for men and women, click to read our articles here.
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