I’ve compiled this list based on some research I’ve done online. I’ve included some links for further reference here and there. Basically I’m using this as a general guideline when looking up recipes/grocery shopping. It’s not alphabetized because I don’t naturally alphabetize things—much to the annoyance of some my work colleagues (hee hee). I’ve started compiling a Pinterest board called “Cancer Fighting Foods” containing a bunch of recipes using the ingredients below. Check it out here!
PS. When I meet with an actual nutritionist, I will probably update this list.
List of Cancer Fighting Foods:
Red Wine http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy/photos/top-cancer-fighting-foods.html (I’ve actually been trying to minimize my drinking, but it’s kinda fun to think that at a glass of wine here and there is alright).
Spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory and Swiss chard
Dry beans -Kidney and black beans, yellow split peas and red lentils
Berries—particularly strawberries and raspberries for breast cancer http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_berries.html
Fish: Increasing your intake of fish to 3 times per week will increase omega-3-polyunsaturated fat intake. Research has suggested that these fatty acids may inhibit the growth of breast tumors. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/breast_center/treatments_services/nutrition.html
Another study, in the journal Crop Science, found dried beans particularly effective in preventing breast cancer in rats. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20430736,00.html#beans-6