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Add cancer-fighting foods to your diet


NEW YORK (KTTC) -- Experts say there are several ways to add cancer-fighting foods to your diet.

Mangoes are a sweet treat packed with antioxidants. Lupeol, one of the antioxidants found in mangoes, can clear the body of free radicals.

Free radicals are harmful molecules that can trigger some forms of cancer and heart disease. Mangoes can be incorporated into salsas, salads and even champagne.

And here's an excuse to use that decorative nutcracker. Research shows walnuts are linked to a lower risk for kidney and colon cancers. They also have several "good fats" that can improve blood pressure and boost the immune system. Walnuts can be served alone or as a topping to salads and pies.

Pomegranate can add flair to meals while lowering the risk for prostate cancer. Studies found drinking pomegranate juice may prevent the spread of prostate cancer cells. Experts say to add pomegranate juice to mixed drinks or the actual fruit to yogurt, salads and meat glazes.

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