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Eat to Prevent!

Phytonutrient Sources Benefit


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


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


(perillyl alcohol, limonene, carnosol)

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


beans, other legumes Lower cholesterol


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


(ellagic acid, ferulic acid)

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



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


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.