Diet plays a powerful role in your body’s fight against cancer.

Eating the right kinds of food can protect your health, make you feel better and boost your ability to fight off cancer.

Here are 8 foods that have been proven scientifically to help in fighting cancer.

Carrot

The rich carotene in carrot can somehow play the role of antioxidants which may help prevent lung cancer by eliminating the free radicals. The carotene can transform to the important nutritive element - vitamin A inside our human body, thus prevent normal cells from carcinogenesis.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a kind of high quality edible oil which has abundant phytochemical antioxidant and vitamin E, which makes it ideal for the prevention of breast cancer and colon cancer.

Pineapple

The large amount of protease in pineapple can be used for easing the pain of our throat, combating cough, treating arthritis and gout and accelerating the digestion of protein. And according to a new survey, eating pineapple can also bring many benefits to cancer prevention and treatment.

Mushrooms

The vitamin C contained in mushrooms can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, constrain and slow down the growth of cancer cells and reduce the side effects created by cancer treatment.

Tomatoes

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Its rich antioxidant and lycopene can effectively remove free radicals, thus help with cancer suppression. Eating tomatoes often can in particular reduce the risk of getting lung cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, ovaries cancer, skin cancer and prostate cancer.

Nut

Latest foreign studies state that eating nuts for more than three times in one week can dramatically reduce the death risk caused by cancer and cardiopathy by 55% and 40% respectively. Eating nut may also lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Researchers think that its rich linoleic acid, vitamin E and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium contribute much to this great effect. However, despite of all the great benefits it brings to us, its high calories must be taken into consideration. The appropriate quantity for consumption should be around 20 grams daily.

Spinach

Worldwide, spinach is recognized as one of the healthiest vegetables. It has abundant lutein, vitamin E and antioxidant. Regular consumption of spinach is conducive to the prevention of liver cancer, ovary cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer.

Garlic

Reputed as the soil-nurtured Penicilin, garlic has rich allicin and microelements like selenium. Eat garlic more often can help prohibit cancer from getting worsening and boost our immunity. Researchers find that people who eat garlic regularly can reduce their risk of getting lung cancer by 44%. Even after considering about the smoking factor, eating garlic raw still can lower the risk by 30%.