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The connection between cancer and diet is an ongoing area of research. Could eating certain types of food and avoiding others reduce the risk of developing this disease? Everyone knows certain foods are healthier than others but experts suggest some foods could help lower the likelihood of developing these life-threatening conditions.

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1. Spinach

People who eat spinach may not really develop the strength of the green-loving sailor, Popeye, but substantial evidence shows this leafy green from Persia could improve the body's ability to resist the proliferation of cancer-causing cells. American researchers discovered that this vegetable contains high quantities of chlorophyllin, the chemical that gives spinach its distinctive, dark green color and may help reduce the risk of liver cancer.

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