5. Cruciferous vegetables
Sturdy veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, and cauliflower can help minimize your risk of lung cancer.
However, more research needs to be done to bolster the connection, but one study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that women who ate more than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every week, including cruciferous vegetables had a lower risk of developing lung cancer.
This family of healthy vegetables is packed with glucosinolates, natural compounds that have been found to reduce the development of some types of cancer in animals and some humans, including lung cancer by deactivating cancer cells and decreasing inflammation.