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Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Foods to Grow in Your Garden!

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For those who have either been diagnosed with cancer or those looking to prevent cancer from occurring, a healthy diet is essential. If you have a current diagnosis it is very important to be in communication with your physician regarding any special diet that you need to be on. Some cancer-fighting plants include those that are high in vitamin E, manganese, selenium, glutathoine, phenolic acid, and other antioxidants.
 
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Berries
Berries are a great source of antioxidants which help protect your cells. They also include a high amount of vitamin C! This includes blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, goji berries, gooseberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

 

Grapes
Other fruits besides just berries (such as grapes, apples, cherries, apricots, cantaloupe, currants, kiwi, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranates, and watermelon) are extremely helpful. They have a lot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Garlic
Garlic is so universal that it can be added to any diet! Garlic has antioxidants and is also known as an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antiviral. There is some controversy as to if garlic can also help to reduce tumors!

 

Tomatoes
Tomatoes contain an antioxidant, lycopene, from their bright red color. This helps to protect your cells! Tomatoes can be grown as vining or bush.

 

Cruciferous
Cruciferous vegetables include vegetables such as bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, and kohlrabi. These help to add in a lot of extra nutrients into your diet and protect your cells from damage!

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