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These foods may help prevent cancer

Whole Grains:  can help men and women control their weight as they arc lower in calories than more traditional options.  But studies have shown that whole- grains which can be found in whole-grain and whole-wheat pastas can also reduce your risk of colon cancer.

Tomatoes:  are loaded with lycopene, a carotenoid that numerous studies have indicated can reduce incidence of cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration.  These studies have based their findings on tomato consumption and not on the use of lycopene supplements whic may or may not be effective at preventing cancer.  Cooked tomatoes can improve the body’s ability to absorb lycopene further enhancing it’s ability to protect against cancer.

Blueberries: may help prevent the onset of neck and mouth cancers.  Tha’s because blueberries are rich in antioxidants which the American Institute for Cancer Research notes can protect cells from being damaged.

Fatty Fish: including salmon that is full of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to a host of medical benefits including lowering a person’s risk of cancer and heart disease.

Coffee: Though studies about the efficasey of coffee as a potentially preventive agent against cancer are on-going, some studies have found that caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee can lower a person’s risk of developing colon, endometrial and prostate cance

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