Reason why: Melons and oranges are rich in immune-boosting vitamin C, and many studies have indicated that a diet heavy in vitamin C (from food, not supplements) helps prevent breast cancer.
Rhubarb and Bok Choy for Bones
Reason why: Bok Choy is an excellent source of calcium, a mineral that’s essential for keeping bones strong and dense. And rhubarb, is rich in vitamin K, which helps activate three proteins involved in bone health and increases bone-mineral density.
Reason why: An Italian study found that women whose diets included lots of olive oil had a 30% lower risk of ovarian cancer. The exact reasons are unclear, but they believe the healthy fats in the oil may help suppress genes predisposed to causing cancer.
Reason why: Walnuts, which kind of resemble a brain, are an excellent source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which help brain cells communicate with each other and are essential to cognitive performance, memory, and nerve health.
Reason why: Red and purple grapes contain flavonoids, which experts say protect against heart disease, as well as cancer and brain-aging. A recent study from the University of Michigan also found that grapes may help control your blood pressure.
Sweet Potatoes for the Pancreas
Reason why: Pancreas-shaped sweet potatoes release sugars gradually into the bloodstream. That means they don’t stress the organ, which also helps regulate blood-sugar levels.