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Protective Dietary Components

Written by Mystic on Sunday, October 07, 2007

Certain foods and nutrients have been shown to protect against certain types of cancers.
Vitamin C - has been shown to protect against cancer of stomach, esophagus, and oral cavity.
Antioxidants- these are certain protective substances found in fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and Veggies- contain vitamins, fiber and phytochemicals.
Vitamin E and selenium- both antioxidants that protect cells against breakdown.
Calcium- Calcium reduces cell turnover rates.
Water- drinking more than 5 glasses a day has been associated with a lower risk of cancer.

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