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Question: do sugary foods cause cancer?

Answer: Not directly. All cells use glucose as fuel, but they can make it even if you cut back. Excess sugar can lead to issues like diabetes and obesity, which may up your cancer risk.

1. TROUT

Omega-3 fatty acids in this coldwater fish may prevent cancer-promoting inflammation, says Neil Iyengar, M.D., medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

TIP Wrap a trout fillet in foil with a little oil, salt, pepper, and orange slices. Bake at 450°F until flaky, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve it with bulgur wheat. Read on!

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2. NAVY BEANS

Every 10 grams of fiber (½ cup of navy beans) you eat daily may cut your colorectal cancer risk by 11 percent, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

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TIP These beans are tender and mild, perfect for stews and soups. Drain a can, rinse the beans, and add them as you would meat to your favorite chili recipe.

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3. BULGUR WHEAT

As your entire grain consumption goes up, your general malignant growth hazard may drop, a survey in BMJ recommends. It could be the fiber. Bulgur has more than 50 percent a greater amount of it than quinoa does.

TIP Swap your morning oats for bulgur; prepare it into servings of mixed greens at lunch; or set it up with garlic, scallions, and ginger and top with trout or salmon for a simple supper.

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4. PUMPKIN SEEDS

Try not to hurl them in the refuse! Pumpkin seeds have all the more a kind of possibly prostate-malignant growth battling nutrient E, called gamma-tocopherol, than different nuts and seeds.


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TIP Toss a bunch of shelled, unsalted pumpkin seeds into your path blend, serving of mixed greens, or bulgur dish to include surface or meal them for a crunchy, fulfilling evening nibble.

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5. GREEN TEA

Caffeine and antioxidants help damaged cells die, lowering the chance they’ll turn cancerous, says Chung Yang, M.D., a cancer researcher at Rutgers University.

TIP Bottled green tea may have added sugar, while fresh tea has none (unless you add it). Pick up a box of plain caffeinated green tea bags and brew your own.

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