Nutrition and Cancer

Certain foods can help in the fight against cancer. Broccoli, tomatoes, berries, walnuts, garlic, and beans are just a few of the foods that have been proven to fight a wide range of cancers including breast, liver, lung, stomach, bladder, colon, and prostate. Prostate and colon cancers are especially sensitive to both good and bad aspects of our diets. To learn more about how you can fight cancer with proper nutrition, visit the links below.

How to Eat to Prevent Cancer

In addition to preventing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, a healthy, plant-based diet can reduce your chances and better your outcomes against cancer. You can eat five to nine servings a day of fruits and vegetables by eating one or two servings with every meal or snack. This type of diet is also low fat; high fat diets are known to contribute to colorectal, prostate, and endometrial cancers. Calcium found in low-fat, non-dairy food sources, like broccoli, is also known to fight colorectal cancer. A low fat, plant-based diet also helps maintain a healthy weight. Obese and overweight individuals are at higher risk for endometrial, post-menopausal breast, pancreatic, kidney, esophageal, and colon cancers. Watch the video on HowCast.

How to Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

For more information about prostate cancer, visit Prostate Cancer Information by ADPH, or watch the video at HowCast.

What Are the Causes of Colon Cancer?

For more information about colorectal cancer, visit the FITWAY Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program or watch the video below.

If you are unable to view the video above, watch it on YouTube.


Page last updated: April 10, 2017