American Institute for Cancer Research


August 2012 | Issue 73

Top 5 Cancer-Fighting Fruits of Summer

strawberriesSummer is the perfect season to enjoy colorful, cooling fruits, rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients. But did you know the dark reds, bright oranges and deep purples that line the produce section this time of year are rich in cancer-fighting phytochemicals? AICR’s expert report found that eating a variety of fruits can lower risk for oral, esophageal, lung and stomach cancers; and diets high in fiber can help protect against colorectal cancer.

We picked some cancer-fighting favorites that you can find fresh now.






Variety Is Key

It’s important to remember that no single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But strong evidence does show that a diet filled with a variety of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans helps lower risk for many cancers.

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