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.
- Sweet potatoes
- Brussels sprouts
- Bok choy
- Spinach (preferably organic)
- Kale or collard greens (preferably organic)
- Peas (fresh or frozen)
- Romaine lettuce
- Tomatoes (no salt added if canned)
- Red or purple grapes (preferably organic, if imported)
- Fresh or frozen berries (preferably organic)
- Lean chicken or turkey
- Lean fish such as salmon, halibut, redfish or red snapper
- Black, red or pinto beans (low sodium)
- Garbanzo beans/chickpeas (low sodium)
- Skim milk
- Low-fat cheese
- Eggs or egg substitutes
- Wild rice or brown rice (regular or instant)
- Whole grain pasta
- Whole grain bread, tortillas or buns
- Bran flakes
- Whole grain tortilla chips or crackers
- Almonds (plain, unsalted)
- Olive oil
- Canola oil
- Low-fat or fat-free salad dressing
- Purple grape juice (100% juice, no added sugar)
- Green or white tea (tea bags or loose)
Request an appointment at MD Anderson's Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center online or call 877-632-6789.
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