Top Protective Foods against Cancer

While following a plant-based diet with plenty of organic fruits, vegetables and fiber, try to also include at least one of these foods in every meal or snack that you have.
Sprouts - (sprouted seeds)
These contain all the nutrients of the full size plant but in a concentrated form, including antioxidants and chlorophyll. They also provide cells with high levels of enzymes supporting detoxification.
broccoli, radish, kale, cabbage, red cabbage
Cruciferous vegetables
These contain powerful anticancer compounds that promote cancer cell death, block the growth of new blood vessels needed for cancer growth, enhance detoxification, and prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors
brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, chard, broccoli, watercress, radish, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage
Berries
Contain ellagic acid that supports anticancer activity to inhibit cell proliferation, inhibits the growth of blood vessels that support cancer, enhances the efficacy of chemotherapy, and reduces inflammation
raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, cherries, cranberries, grapes
Foods containing carotenoids
The carotenoids stimulate the growth of immune cells and increase their capacity to attack tumor cells.
yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, papaya, bell peppers, tomatoes
Foods in the allium family
These foods help remove toxic substances, promote the death of cancer cells, regulate blood sugar levels that reduce insulin secretions and IGF and therefore the growth of cancer cells, enhance immune function, reduce blood clotting and lower blood pressure.
garlic, leeks, onions, green onions, shallots, chives
Mushrooms
Mushrooms stimulate natural killer cells of the immune system, help to suppress metastasis and enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy, while reducing side effects such as nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.
maitake, shiitake, reishi, portobello, oyster, button, crimini, cordyceps
Leafy greens
These contain powerful anticancer compounds that promote cancer cell death, block the growth of new blood vessels needed for cancer growth, enhance detoxification, and prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors.
dark lettuces, red lettuces, kale,
Herbs and Spices
Many herbs and spices can turn off the master switch in cells (NFkB) which activates the genes involved in tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, survival and invasion. They are also powerful anti-inflammatory agents and can help reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
turmeric/curcumin, ginger, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, mint, cinnamon, etc
Green tea
Green tea reduces angiogenesis, facilities the death of cancer cells, enhances the effects of radiotherapy, reduces metastasis and is a powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifier.
matcha, food grade green tea where the leaves are eaten, and teas made from steeping green tea leaves
Sea vegetables
Seaweeds inhibit tumor growth and help reduce the formation of new blood vessels needed for cancer growth. They also stimulate T cells and natural killer cells in the immune system and are anti-inflammatory.
nori, kombu, wakame, arame, dulse
Whole grains
These bind, inactivate and remove carcinogens, cholesterol, bile acids and toxic substances.
brown rice, buckwheat, wild rice, quinoa, whole wheat (if no gluten issues), millet, amaranth, oats
Nuts and seeds
Supply omega 3 fats - esp flax and walnuts. Are anti-inflammatory, stimulate immune cells and function and promote brain and nervous system health
almonds, walnuts, pecan nuts, cashews, sunflower, sesame, flaxseeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut
Foods to avoid when you have Cancer

The following foods should be avoided when you have cancer:

trans fats/hydrogenated fats
non-organic animal protein (meat and dairy) especially processed meats
refined sugar and refined carbohydrates e.g. white flour
genetically modified food
artificial colors
artificial sweeteners
MSG
nitrates in meats