02/04/2013 07:30 pm ET

World Cancer Day: Foods That Fight Cancer

Cancer affects nearly 1.7 million Americans in 2012 and global rates of cancer are rising.

In honor of World Cancer Day we wanted to highlight some lifestyle changes you can make that could help improve your overall cancer risk. That starts with food. According to the research, foods that show some protective effect against cancer include things as varied as ginger, mushrooms, apples, nuts, or even an overall vegetable-rich diet.

Take a look at the videos below for all the different types of food you can enjoy that could help to lower your risk of cancer: