Fruits and vegetables offer a plate full of phytochemicals (a class of nutrients that occur naturally in plants), vitamins and minerals, all of which can act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body's cellular processes and help fight inflammation. (Tobacco, stress, and other environmental factors also cause inflammation, which has been linked to cancer.)

The list of antioxidants includes:

• Vitamin C.

• Vitamin E.

• Carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, and vitamin A.

• Selenium.

• Zinc.

• Other phytochemicals such as indole-3-carbinol (found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts); allyl sulfites (onions, leeks, garlic), flavonoids (fruits, teas) and polyphenols (teas, grapes).

Physical activity

150 minutes of aerobic physical activity at a moderate intensity during the week for people over 18 years of age can reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases, including breast and colon cancer.

Exercise decreases chronic inflammation in tissues, and we know that one in six cancers is related to chronic tissue inflammation