What to Eat to Beat Skin Cancer
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"It's not any one antioxidant or fancy supplement that makes a difference in cancer risk," says Karen Collins, RD. "Rather, the compounds seem to function synergistically." So your best bet is to regularly get a variety in your meals and snacks. Here's where to find the powerhouse substances.
Beta-carotene: carrots, squash, mangoes, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes
Lutein: collard greens, spinach, kale
Lycopene: tomatoes, watermelon, guava, apricots
Selenium: Brazil nuts, some meats and breads
Vitamin A: sweet potatoes, milk, egg yolks, mozzarella
Vitamin C: many fruits and berries, cereals, fish
Vitamin E: almonds and other nuts; many oils, including safflower and corn
Source: National Cancer Institute
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