Cancer is a major health problem that affects millions of people each year. Recent research proved that plant based foods can indeed lower the risk of all types of cancers. The following foods will effectively reduce your risk of cancer:

Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are rich in minerals, vitamins and are low in fats and calories. They include kales, spinach and watercress. They are also rich in antiviral and antibacterial properties and have antioxidant that is well known to combat cancer. Addition of leafy greens to your dinner and lunch will definitely increase your nutrient intake. You are also recommended to drink glasses of freshly prepared vegetable juice on a daily basis.


Cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries supply Vitamin A, Vitamin C and have been observed to have antiviral agent that increases immunity while lowering free radical damage.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are well known as the most powerful cancer killers. They include cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. These foods have free radical scavenging abilities and are highly rich in glutathione.

Brightly Colored Veggies and Fruits

Brightly colored veggies and fruits such as citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and squash are rich in beta carotene which is an essential nutrient for detoxification, immune functioning, liver health and fighting cancers of the eyes, organs and skin.

Nutritious Mushrooms

Nutritious mushrooms such as cordyceps, maitake and Reishi can easily improve the functioning of your immune system while promoting cell regeneration. Whenever possible, you are recommended to cook them whole.

You should focus on filling your plate with these foods while adding other components that will make up a healthy diet.

Dr. Talaya Waller