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Eat to Prevent!

Phytonutrient Sources Benefit

Carotenoids  

Carrots, tomatoes, leafy greens, apricots, watermelon Protects vision, help prevent heart decrease and prostate, colorectal, lung, and breast cancer

Diallyl disulfides

Onions, garlic, leeks, chives Help fight heart disease; reduce risk of prostate cancer

Flavonoids

Tea, coffee, citrus fruits Cut risk of mouth, throat, and stomach cancers; defend against heart disease risk

Terpenes

(perillyl alcohol, limonene, carnosol)

Cherries, citrus, fruit zest, rosemary Protect against skin cancer

Saponins

beans, other legumes Lower cholesterol

Polyphenols

Green tea, grapes, wine Reduce reisk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers

Phenolics

(ellagic acid, ferulic acid)

Berries, citrus, fruits, apples, whole grains, nuts Fight cancer and heart disease; reduce cholesterol

Isoflavones

 

Soybeans (tofu, soymilk) Defend against prostate cancer, reduce hot flashes

Indoles

Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts Ward off breast cancer; preserve memory; lower heart disease risk

Even though Dirty Harry (my rare cancer) was never listed under a "benefit" column, I believe that making an effort to include these phytonutrients in my daily diet essential in my fight against Dirty Harry.

 

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Source:  Prevention Magazine August 2005 and American Institute for Cancer Research

 I am not a medical or health professional.  Information in this site has been gathered from numerous sources and is for research purposes only.  I do not guarantee the accuracy of any information in this site.