If you want to avoid cancer and the need for expensive whole life insurance then you should consider making tomatoes a large part of your daily diet. Tomatoes are juicy, delicious fruits that are very flexible in terms of how you can incorporate them into your food. Tomatoes are also filled with a powerful phytochemical named lycopene. Lycopene is an intense antioxidant which is found most highly concentrated in the red, juicy fruits. Diets that are high in lycopene have been linked directly to a reduction in prostate cancer risk. Lycopene has also been found in studies to slow down breast, endometrial, and lung cancer cells from growing though it is far too early on in the studies to definitively say that the phytochemical is that diverse. In a rare turn of events you will want to opt for more processed tomatoes if you want to get the cancer fighting benefits. When tomatoes are processed the phytochemical becomes more readily available for absorption in your body. Keep tomato juice or pizza sauce on hand for addition to your regular meals and you’ll find yourself glowing with health.
As always, the tune of antioxidant plays loudly in foods that fight off cancers. Sweet potatoes make our list next thanks to their healthy showing of the antioxidant Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is found in orange vegetables as well as those yummy leafy greens and it has directly been linked to the reduction in cancer risk of people who regularly eat those foods. Studies show that sweet potatoes, thanks to their antioxidants, can lead to a reduction in risk for colon, stomach, and lung cancer. Studies have gone even a step further to show that women who are premenopausal can reduce their risk of breast cancer in half by eating vitamin C and beta-carotene heavy diets. Is there any better reason to leap on a diet that includes these foods? Not one that we can think of. Bake or steam your sweet potatoes to get the largest boost from these powerful antioxidants and make sure to work them into your daily suggested diet values.