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Non-starchy vegetables for cancer prevention

Dietary patterns that are linked to a lower risk of cancer consistently feature high consumption of non-starchy vegetables.

Non-starchy vegetables to integrate into your diet:

Amaranth or Chinese spinach

Artichoke

Artichoke hearts

Asparagus        

Baby corn

Bamboo shoots

Beans (green, wax, Italian)

Bean sprouts

Beets

Brussels sprouts

Broccoli

Cabbage (green, bok choy, Chinese)

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Chayote

Coleslaw (packaged, no dressing)

Cucumber

Daikon

Eggplant

Greens (collard, kale, mustard, turnip)

 

Hearts of palm

Jicama

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Mushrooms

Okra

Onions

Pea pods

Peppers

Radishes

Rutabaga

Salad greens (chicory, endive, escarole, lettuce, romaine, spinach, arugula, radicchio, watercress)

Sprouts

Squash (cushaw, summer, crookneck, spaghetti, zucchini)

Sugar snap peas

Swiss chard

Tomato

Turnips

Water chestnuts

Yard-long beans

Learn more about cancer-prevention diets

A diet filled with whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables can help prevent colorectal cancer and obesity.
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