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Inhale These 6 Foods That Fight Lung Cancer


There are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower your chances of developing lung cancer, the biggest, of course is quitting smoking. You probably already know that; but did you know there are some foods that can actually lower your lung cancer risk too?

It may seem strange that what you put into your stomach can dictate the future of your lungs, but many sources point out the healthy contents of some foods that lower cancer risk (among other benefits). In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, let’s digest these six foods that can lower lung cancer risk…

1. Bright Fruits and Vegetables

This is a bright way to stay healthy and keep cancer at bay, notes Livestrong.com. It’s thanks to the antioxidants in these types of fruits and veggies, in particular vitamins A and C. Low concentrations of those vitamins has been linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, it adds.

Livestrong explains that almost all fruits and vegetables have some antioxidant properties, but the brighter the better. Think tomatoes, berries, winter squash and bell peppers, it suggests. Fruits and vegetables are also a healthy way for your body to get carbohydrates.

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