#5:. Soy Products
Soy products such as soy milk and soy beans are very valuable anti-cancer foods. They are rich in phytonutrients (such as isoflavones) which inhibit angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels) thereby impairing tumour growth. Bile acids produced by the gallbladder in response to fatty diets can accumulate in the gut and predispose to colon cancer. Soy products block the carcinogenic effects of these bile acids. Furthermore, it was shown that women who consume more soy products are less likely to develop breast cancer than their counterparts.
#6:. Whole Grains
Whole grains such as rice, wheat, barley and oatmeal have been shown to reduce the incidence of cancers significantly. They are rich in fibres and protective antioxidants. A study conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research found that when whole grains are consumed in sufficient quantities, they help to lower risk of colorectal cancers. The high fibre content helps to speed up bowel movement and reduce contact time between carcinogenic substances and the intestinal lining.