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    Cancer Fighting Foods - Martha Stewart

    Cancer Fighting Smoothie

    Eating healthy isn't just about a smaller waistline... eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, coupled with exercise and living a healthy lifestyle may also help reduce your risk for cancer!

    15 things every cancer patient needs in their pantry (this applies to everyone else too).

    * Watermelon has the highest concentrations of lycopene of any fresh fruit or vegetable. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight heart disease and several types of cancer — prostate cancer in particular.

    Honey is rich in antioxidants and is often used as an antiseptic treatment on wounds. It also contains phytoestrogens that can slow the growth of breast, prostate, and endometrial cancers. Honey also has a low glycemic index, so using it to sweeten tea or coffee won't lead to energy-busting blood sugar drops later in the day. I ♥ honey

    Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that attacks roaming oxygen molecules, known as free radicals, that are suspected of triggering cancer. They also have vitamin C, an antioxidant which can prevent cellular damage that leads to cancer. Scientists in Israel have shown that lycopene can kill mouth cancer cells. An increased intake of lycopene has already been linked to a reduced risk of breast, prostate, pancreas and colorectal cancer.

    Nuts like almonds, cashews, walnuts, chestnuts and pistachios contain the antioxidant vitamin E, which may help prevent certain types of cancer. Many oils including safflower, corn and soybean oil also contain vitamin E.

    Cruciferous vegetables: These are veggies from the cabbage family including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and mustard greens. They contain antioxidants that have been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer.

    Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which has been shown to help protect against prostate, breast, lung and stomach cancer.