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These Are the Best Foods to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, According to Science

Delish Logo By Marygrace Taylor of Delish | Slide 1 of 31: You might already suspect that no single food will for sure protect you from cancer. But loading up on the right foods more often just might lower your odds. “We know that there’s a close relationship between diet and cancer risk,” says Soma Mandal, M.D., an internist at Summit Medical Group of New Jersey. What seems to be the most preventative? In general, you can count on plant foods, especially those that are high in fiber or brightly colored (a sign of lots of antioxidants), Dr. Mandal notes. (Processed meat and alcohol, on the other hand, have the potential do to the most harm.) And even within that framework, certain picks might be particularly potent. Some foods contain compounds that seem to work overtime at helping to stave off cell damage and inflammation, both of which can raise cancer risk. Here are 30 such foods that are worth eating more of.

You might already suspect that no single food will for sure protect you from cancer. But loading up on the right foods more often just might lower your odds. “We know that there’s a close relationship between diet and cancer risk,” says Soma Mandal, M.D., an internist at Summit Medical Group of New Jersey.

What seems to be the most preventative? In general, you can count on plant foods, especially those that are high in fiber or brightly colored (a sign of lots of antioxidants), Dr. Mandal notes. (Processed meat and alcohol, on the other hand, have the potential do to the most harm.) And even within that framework, certain picks might be particularly potent. Some foods contain compounds that seem to work overtime at helping to stave off cell damage and inflammation, both of which can raise cancer risk. Here are 30 such foods that are worth eating more of.

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