Top Cancer-Fighting Foods
Mounting evidence shows that the foods we eat weigh heavily in the war against cancer.
Armed with ginger, ongoing research is taking aim against the most lethal of
gynecological cancers: ovarian cancer. "Most women [with ovarian cancer]
develop resistance to conventional chemotherapy drugs," Liu tells WebMD.
Because ginger may kill cancer cells in more than one way, researchers are
hopeful that patients would not develop resistance to it.
Because ginger's effects on cancer haven't been tested directly on human
subjects, researchers can't yet offer specific dietary recommendations. "We
don't know how it's metabolized," Liu says. But that needn't stop people from
adding ginger to their diet. "We know it's relatively nontoxic," Liu tells
How to Get It
Go beyond the obvious choices, like sipping ginger ale and eating
gingerbread cookies. Countless soups, sumptuous marinades, and zesty sauces
call for ginger.