Cancer Fighting Foods

February 22, 2019

 Are You Eating These Cancer Fighting Foods?

There are so many foods we are told to avoid and stay away from; nevertheless, there are many we should be eating more of. This list consists of five cancer fighting foods.

1. Garlic: Garlic is known as the #1 most

Woman holding garlic in her hands. powerful anti-cancer foods. Similar foods such as onions, shallots, and leeks fall under this category. Garlic and other items in the allium family contain very powerful antioxidants that remove free radicals from the body. If you’re unsure about what we’re discussing, do some research! Garlic is also valuable as an immune booster, is anti-inflammatory, lowers blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and detoxifies. Helpful tip: raw garlic is better for you than cooked!

Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken Recipe


2. Broccoli: Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are known for their cancer-fighting qualities. Other every-day vegetables that are cruciferous: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and brussel sprouts. Cruciferous vegetables are known to be powerful cancer killers and many are rich in glutathione, known as the “master antioxidant” because of its powerful free-radical-scavenging abilities. Broccoli is also super high in powerful phytochemicals and the antioxidants glucoraphanin and indole-3-carbinol, which has been proven to be cancer-fighting.

Garlic Roasted Broccoli Recipe


3. Green Tea: Green tea contains some uniquely powerful antioxidants called ‘catechins’ that are strong free-radical fighters and have been shown in lab studies to actually kill or inhibit the growth of existing cancers and shrink tumors.Green tea’s two main anticancer compounds, EGCG, and quercetin are powerful weapons in a fight against many types of cancers. Also, green tea helps to promote the production of the antioxidants glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD) which drastically lower inflammation in the body!TEA

Iced Raspberry Mint Green Tea Recipe



4. Turmeric: The superfood turmeric has been valued as far back as 3,000 BC and is one of the most important anticancer nutrients studied today. Curcumin is the yellow pigment that comes from turmeric and is one of three known active ingredients in turmeric. Curcumin has demonstrated incredible anti-cancer benefits. In countries where people eat turmeric daily as a part of their diet, research shows lower rates of many types of cancers. 

Turmeric powder with fresh turmeric root in the background

Golden Turmeric Noodle Miso Soup Recipe


5. Ginger: Ginger is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory cancer-fighting foods you can find! Ginger is known to actually shrink tumors and destroy cancer stem cells, as Root of ginger on wooden tableeffectively as some chemotherapy medications. However, ginger has the ability to protect healthy cells while killing cancer stem cells. Ginger contains a powerful compound, 6-shogaol, that is highly effective in killing cancer stem cells in breast cancer. 


How to Use and Store Fresh Ginger

Basil Ginger Lemonade Recipe

5 foods, anti-cancer, antioxident, broccoli, cancer fighting foods, cook, free-radical, garlic, Ginger, green tea, healthy eating, healthy foods, soup, superfood, turmeric,

About UBCF

UBCF is committed to offering breast health and wellness services focused on cancer prevention, screening, treatment and overall wellness. UBCF’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer and carries it out through seven life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families nationwide. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage. Tax-deductible contributions may be made towards UBCF’s programs. UBCF accepts vehicle and property donations as well. Combined Federal Campaign #77934

Join Our Cause

Want to be a part of the amazing work we do? Whether you want to volunteer, fundraise, participate in events, or more, there are always ways to get involved in our mission. View our upcoming events, partnership opportunities, donation options, and more on our Get Involved page!

Host an Event

Interested in hosting an event on behalf of UBCF? We're always looking for volunteers to host a Pink Bag Event®, Tempur-Pedic® Mattress Event, or another kind of fundraising or community event. Fill out and submit our "Host an Event" form to learn more!