Reduce your cancer risk with dietary tweaks

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Load up on...

Brewed beverages Coffee, black tea, green tea. Foods with quercetin, such as tea, may protect against lung cancer.

Dairy Lowfat and skim milk, lowfat and nonfat yogurt (preferably all-natural)

Fresh fruit Apples, apricots, berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), cantaloupes, cherries, clementines, cranberries, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mangoes, melons, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, grapes, tangerines, tomatoes, watermelons

Fresh veggies Artichokes, arugula, asparagus, beets, bell peppers, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, chiles, corn, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips, watercress (Check out these 7 superfoods for fall!)

Herbs and spices Cilantro, cloves, garlic, ginger, mint, rosemary, sage, turmeric

Legumes Beans (black, kidney, lima, navy, pinto), chickpeas, lentils

Seafood Halibut, herring, wild salmon, tuna. In addition to omega-3s, the swimmers contain the antioxidant vitamin E.

Whole grains Breads, oatmeal, pastas, whole-grain and high-fiber cereals

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Lighten up on...

Artificial sweeteners The jury is out on fake sugars and cancer; limit yourself to three servings or packets per day. (30 delicious snacks under 200 calories)

Barbecued meats Cooking meats at high temperatures (as well as charring them) creates cancer-causing chemicals.

Butter Spread this news: Butter may be linked to an increased risk for lung cancer.

Fast food Convenience chow contributes to weight gain, which raises cancer risk.

Red and processed meats Bacon, beef, cold cuts, ham, hamburger, hot dogs, lamb, liver, pork, pork sausage, salami, steak

Salt Pepper's partner (and salty foods in general) may contribute to stomach cancer.

Smoked foods In particular, smoked meats are linked to stomach cancer.

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