Eating certain foods together, such as chicken and broccoli or salmon and watercress, can help fight cancer. Combining foods containing the two components sulforaphane and selenium makes them 13 times more powerful than when they’re eaten alone, when it comes to fighting cancer. Sulforaphane is a plant chemical found at high concentrations in broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, watercress and arugula. Foods rich in selenium are nuts, poultry, fish, eggs, sunflower seeds and mushrooms. Selenium deficiency has been linked to many types of cancers, including prostate.
We may soon see special cancer-fighting frozen dinners in grocery stores and anti-cancer entrees in restaurants, such as chicken with sprouts, red cabbage and nuts sprinkled on top.