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A Few Cancer Fighting Foods

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

Life and death are literally connected to the foods that we consume on an everyday basis. Everyone can benefit from the power of produce and plant-based foods, these foods can drastically aid in the recovery and prevention of cancers and other diseases. Certain fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, oats, whole grains, spices, and teas provide unique benefits not found in other foods.

These benefits help to reduce the risks of certain cancers and can even slow tumor growth and recurrence. Most of these plant-based foods provide plenty of other health benefits too. Let's discuss a few shall we:


Carotenoids are also called tetraterpenoids, these are yellow, orange, and red organic pigments that are produced by plants and algae, as well as several bacteria, and fungi. Carotenoids give the characteristic color to pumpkins, carrots, corn, tomatoes, canaries, flamingos, salmon, lobster, shrimp, and daffodils. Carotenoids like beta-carotene (carrots), lycopene (tomatoes), and lutein (spinach) provide you with antioxidants. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, the following are nutrients with antioxidant activity and the foods in which they are found:


Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables of the family Brassicaceae with many genera, species, and cultivars being raised for food production such as cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and similar green leaf vegetables. These vegetables are named after the Latin word crucifix because when these plants blossom, they resemble a cross. But aside from their unique shapes and sizes, these vegetables are low in calories and rich in vitamins C, E, K, and fiber. These vegetables contain phytonutrients which are plant-based compounds that may help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Some of these vegetables are:


Bok choy

Broccoli sprouts


Brussel sprouts




When it comes to fighting cancer we can still use many of our favorite spices to do the job. Fresh herbs and spices can not only spice up your meals but they can help stimulate the immune system which helps to fight off cancer. The way you season your foods can have surprising benefits for fighting cancer. Certain seasonings, either fresh or dried, can reduce inflammation and provide antioxidants, both are key parts of cancer prevention. Some of these spices include:










Covid-19 & Food Handling

As we face the busy times of the holidays approaching along with covid-19, it's important to make sure you are staying safe with your foods as well. This is especially true for those who have underlying health conditions such as cancers and autoimmune deficiencies. According to the CDC, the risk of infection by the virus from food products, food packaging, or bags is thought to be very low. Currently, no cases of COVID-19 have been identified where the infection was thought to have occurred by touching food, food packaging, or shopping bags. It is always important to follow good food safety practices to reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne pathogens.

Handling Packaged Food

If reusable cloth bags become soiled, follow instructions for washing them, and dry them on the warmest appropriate setting.

Handling and cleaning fresh produce

Meal Kits & Delivery

Please stay safe and keeping "Living Life The Green Way", On Go!

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