How You Can Prevent Cancer by Eating Clean


It’s amazing, but true: Figures from the National Cancer Institute show that 30 to 50 percent of all cancers can be attributed to dietary imbalances. Indeed, our steady consumption of chemicals and processed foods has been taking a horrible toll on our bodies for a very long time.

The good news is that you can take a stand for your health – starting right now. If you’re willing to eat “clean” by choosing the least processed, most nutrient-dense foods available, you will dramatically change your health for the better. If you’re ready to take the plunge into a cancer-free future, here are some ways to take control.



Skip processed foods. Eating chemical-laden, non-nutrient items is a huge risk factor for cancer. The convenience of quick, factory-made “foods” that come packaged in slickly-marketed boxes are not worth a shortened life. Do yourself and your family a favor: swap the boxes with real food.


Consume less fructose. Too much of it can lead to many types of diseases – cancer being one of them. Limit your fructose consumption to no more than 25 grams per day. This can be done largely by avoiding sweetened drinks, including fruit juices. It won’t help to switch to cane sugar, honey, date sugar, coconut sugar, brown rice syrup, fruit juice, molasses, maple syrup, sucanat, sorghum, turbinado or agave syrup. These all contain high amounts of fructose, with agave being the worst since it contains up to ninety percent fructose.




Stick with the naturals. This means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants – such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium. Plus, many fruits and vegetables help you prevent cancer by keeping the pH level of your blood in the alkaline range.

Eat lots of brightly colored vegetables. They’re rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals. And because different colored vegetables contain different phytochemicals, you want a wide variety of vegetable colors in your diet!


Go organic. Eating organic fruits and vegetables will help keep you from eating cancer-promoting herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and other chemicals that don’t belong in your system.

Choose free-range and grass-fed meats. This will help you avoid meats containing toxic chemicals. It will also ensure you’re not buying meats that come from animals farmed in inhumane conditions.

Eat local. Because food that stays close to its source hasn’t travelled very far, it retains more of its health-building nutrients and antioxidants.


Use immune-boosting spices and foods. Garlic, ginger, and curry powder are flavorful ways to fight cancer! Other good choices include turmeric, basil, rosemary, and coriander. Keeping these delicious ingredients in your kitchen will enable you to design your soups and salads to satisfy your cravings and boost your health at the same time.


Take Control.

You have more control over your health than you may realize. The things you eat – and don’t eat – have a powerful effect on your wellbeing.

The choice is yours. Are you going to eat toxins that fuel cancer, or nutrients that your body was designed for? While chemical-laced items and artificial boxed foods may be quick and easy, choosing real food comes with a benefit that’s far more rewarding than convenience: your health.