5 Foods That May Help Lower Your Cancer Risk
The key thing they have in common: Garlic
We know it sounds like an old wives' tale to say that garlic helps prevent cancer, but there may be something to it. Research has linked higher intake of garlic and other allium vegetables (like onions) to lower risk of stomach and colon cancer, intestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer and even head and neck cancers. (It may help stop cancer-causing substances from forming in the first place.) It's hard to give a recommendation on how much you should be eating based on research, but following the World Health Organization's guideline of roughly 1 clove per day (for general health) is a good start. If that sounds like a lot of garlic, try adding crushed cloves to a pan of veggies before roasting as a way to ease into it.