14 Fruits That May Help Prevent Cancer

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2012-11-27 06:51

If you are interested in helping prevent cancer with diet, there are 14 fruits you may want to add to your shopping basket. A few of the fruits will not be available at your corner market, however searching for them and experiencing their delightful nectar will be well worth the adventure and the health benefits.

Which fruits may help prevent cancer?

The American Cancer Society estimates 1,638,910 people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and that 577,190 people will lose their lives to some form of the disease. Since at least one-third of all cancer deaths are associated with poor nutrition, inactivity, and excess weight, one important and powerful step you can take in preventing cancer is to choose healthful foods.

Many fruits are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that have potent antioxidant properties shown to help in the fight against cancer and immune system diseases. Here's a brief look at 14 fruits shown to have some anti-cancer abilities in the laboratory and in animals studies.

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