20 Foods That Can Help Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / March 1st, 2019

5. Tomatoes

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You might have already heard that Mediterranean cuisine is excellent for your health. It’s no coincidence that one of the core ingredients in this cuisine is the humble tomato.

A study carried out at the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Nutrition, revealed that men who ate more than ten portions of tomatoes or tomato products per week have an 18% reduced risk of prostate cancer compared to men who ate less than ten. Tomatoes contain a particularly high concentration of an effective antioxidant called lycopene that is effective at fighting prostate cancer and reducing tumour growth among men with prostate cancer. Lycopene also helps prevent heart disease.

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C and E, all enemies of cancer-friendly free radicals, so pop some cherry tomatoes into your green lettuce salad with some feta and cucumber and stuff your sandwiches with sliced tomatoes, avocados, and mozzarella. You can also mix them into a soup.

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