11 Natural Foods to Prevent Cancer and Enhance Your Immune System

#11. Carotene

Carrot | Cancer Prevention

There are now fourteen ongoing prospective randomized studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute that look at the anticancer potential of carotene in high risk patients. Over thirty studies have shown that people who consume foods with high amounts of carotene have a low risk for developing cancer.

Carotene has also been shown to be the most potent antioxidant, i.e., which neutralizes free radicals and also single oxygen radicals. In addition, it has been shown to be one of the more important enhancers of the human immune system and can also reverse precancer conditions.


Carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkins, squash, kale, broccoli, cantaloupe

Protective Action

Neutralizes free radicals and singlet oxygen radicals; enhances immune system; reverses pre-cancer conditions; high intake associated with low cancer rate.