Nature provides its own medicine with an abundance of nutritional foods to help prevent and fight cancer and other life threatening diseases. We all should be eating fruits and greens every day to benefit from the antioxidants and nutrients found in nature’s incredible superfoods.

Some of the best foods for preventing and fighting cancer are easy to include in your diet:

1. Kale

Kale just has to be at the top of the list because it not only contains powerful cancer-fighting antioxidants, but also other beneficial nutrients. It is one of the most nutritional greens and can easily be added to a salad or blended with a smoothie.

blueberry2. Blueberries

Blueberries are also filled with antioxidants and can help improve brain function. They are great alone or paired with nuts such as walnuts, almonds or pecans. Better yet,  add them to your morning oatmeal or cereal. There are a variety of ways you can enjoy this superfood in your diet.  Just be sure to eat them ripe to get the most nutrition from the blueberries.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli offers several health benefits including cancer prevention by blocking carcinogens in your body. It is rich in antoxidants and other disease-fighting properties. It’s best to eat broccoli raw to benefit from all the nutrients. It’s a simple crunchy, tasty snack you can enjoy with hummus or vegetable dip.

4. Flax Seeds

Study’s have found flax seeds may help fight cancer and other diseases. With omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants interfering with the growth of tumors, flax is truly a powerful food. The best way to eat flax is through ground flax seeds or flax oil. This helps your body absorb the beneficial oil and nutrients in the seeds. Blend in smoothies or yogurt to add a pinch of nutty flavor.

5. Walnuts

Study’s show walnuts can prevent breast cancer by delaying tumor growth. A handful a day will help keep you healthy and reduce inflammation in your body. Walnuts make a delicious ingredient in fruit salads or simply by themselves.

6. Lemons

Lemons help boost your immune system and contain lemonoids which can slow down cancer growth. Lemon juice itself is healthy, but most of the lemonoids are found in the citrus peals. The peal also has other health benefits like the ability to detoxify the liver. Add lemon to your water every day or include slices in a stir fry or other recipes.

7. Tomatoes

Unlike many vegetables, tomatoes are more beneficial when cooked. Your body is able to better absorb the cancer-fighting properties when tomatoes are heated. There are a variety of ways to enjoy cooked tomatoes. Try making tomato sauce from scratch or chop and add them to a pasta dish.

If you are trying to prevent or fight cancer, be sure to include at least  two of these foods in your diet a day. You will not only prevent cancer, but you will also benefit from all the nutrients in each of these foods. Add some of these superfoods to your grocery list each week and you’ll notice the difference in your energy level and overall health.

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