How to Prevent Cancer: 15 Cancer-Preventing Tips

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Other Cancer Fighting Foods

Here’s exactly what your body needs to thrive, cancer-free!


Essential oils:

  • Black pepper
  • Clary sage
  • Clove – breast, colon, and liver
  • Frankincense – ovaries, bladder, and prostate (28)
  • Oregano
  • Tea tree
  • Thyme

Fruits contain vitamins and antioxidants that support the immune system and reduce cell damage. This small sample has research behind it that shows protective and curative effects for cancer:


Legumes contain fiber, antioxidants and other phytochemicals protect cells from damage, reducing the risk for cancer.

Eat more:

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peas


  • C – most fruits and vegetables
  • D – fish oil, eggs, cod, salmon, sunshine

Herbs and spices:

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel, and others) improve cell communication and reduce cell inflammation.

Teas – polyphenols and antioxidant compounds are known to have protective and preventive effects from cancer. Try green, black, or oolong tea, as well as matcha.


Nuts – a handful a day of these (and any others) can reduce the risk of cancer (32):

  • Almonds
  • Macadamia
  • Walnuts, which contain phytosterols that block cell estrogen receptors, with implications for breast and prostate cancers. (33)

Leafy green vegetables – among the best cancer-fighting foods, these are abundant in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that reduce inflammation and nourish every healthy cell. Isothiocyanates are a phytochemical in this type of vegetable that detoxify and support the immune system. Be sure to eat more spinach, chard, endive, lettuces, collards, watercress, etc.

Probiotics for thriving gut bacteria include:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Yogurt (unsweetened)
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Miso

The Bottom Line

A cancer diet is not just what you eat. Abnormal (cancerous) cells thrive on a diet of sugar in an oxygen-depleted environment. That’s why it’s so important to maintain an alkaline internal environment.

Cut out refined sugars (and artificial sweeteners), trans fat, and processed foods to minimize internal inflammation. It’s also a good idea to focus on antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Staying hydrated, doing regular exercise, managing your stress levels, ingaging in healthy social interaction, and getting ample sleep will help keep your healthy cells healthy and your immune system in optimal shape to destroy abnormal cells if they do occur.