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41 cancer - fighting foods for your grocery list

Focused on Health - June 2012

Want to add prevention to your kitchen? Take this list to your next grocery visit, and stock up on these cancer-fighting ingredients. And remember to make fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains the biggest part of every meal.


cancer prevention grocery listProduce

Protein

Dairy

  • Skim milk
  • Low-fat cheese
  • Eggs or egg substitutes

Grains

  • Wild rice or brown rice (regular or instant)
  • Whole grain pasta
  • Lentils

Bread

Cereal

  • Bran flakes
  • Oatmeal

Snacks

  • Popcorn
  • Whole grain tortilla chips or crackers
  • Hummus
  • Almonds (plain, unsalted)

Condiments

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Low-fat or fat-free salad dressing

Spices

Beverages

  • Purple grape juice (100% juice, no added sugar)
  • Green or white tea (tea bags or loose)
  • Water

Download a printable version of this grocery list.

Related Links:
Eco Eats: Know that Food (MD Anderson)
Fight Cancer With Food (MD Anderson)
Foods That Fight Cancer? (American Institute for Cancer Research)


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