Many food companies take advantage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling food in pink packages. However, some of these foods are actually bad for people at risk for cancer. There are other foods that are naturally pink. These fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that can actually reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, and may even help treat cancer. 1.Red cabbage. 2.Pomegranates. 3.Radishes. 4.Carrots, particularly red and purple varieties, which are rich in beta carotene. 5.Apples. 6.Beets. 7.Sweet potatoes. 8.Grapes.
- Red cabbage is rich in both indole-3-carbinole and sulforaphane, which have different cancer-preventing properties.
- Aromatase, which is found in pomegranates, can help prevent hormone-related cases of breast cancer.
- Radishes, carrots, beets, apples, sweet potatoes and grapes all also have cancer-inhibiting compounds of their own.
“Colorful fruits and vegetables are great additions to a person’s diet because of the many nutrients that they contain.”