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Fill half your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables to meet this nutritional advice. Not only will you eat fewer calories, which helps keep control your weight, but you'll also stock up on cancer-fighting nutrients.

The brighter the color of vegetables and fruit, the more antioxidants are packed inside. While research has failed to show that individual antioxidant supplements prevent cancer, the combinations found in whole foods can be beneficial.

Most studies show a link between eating a diet with more fruit and vegetables and a lower risk of lung, oral, esophageal, stomach, and colon cancers. Believe it or not, you'll gain over 4 years of life by eating at least 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables daily.