No one food offers a golden ticket to fighting cancer, but a smart combination of eight “cancer-blocking” foods offers the strongest protection and contributes to overall health. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD
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Low in saturated fat, most nuts and seeds are already a good addition to any plant-based diet, but two family members stand out, walnuts and flaxseed. Eating small amounts of walnuts can cut the risk of breast cancer in half according to a recent study. Preliminary reports also suggest a role for these nuts in blocking colorectal cancers. As for flaxseeds, these have cancer-fighting potential due to their fiber, omega-3 fats, and lignans (beneficial plant compound).