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Everyday Foods That Can Help Prevent Cancer


5. Carrots

Carrots are yet another excellent source of potent antioxidants, including the carotenoids alpha carotene and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is believed to help slow cancer cell growth, as well as protect cells from damage caused by toxins.

In recent studies, however, alpha carotene has proven to be even more effective than beta-carotene for preventing and fighting cancer. As cooked carrots provide more antioxidants than raw, WebMD recommends steaming them whole and cutting afterward to preserve nutrients.

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