01/17/2014 03:34 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Some Top Cancer Fighting Foods, From Ellie Krieger (VIDEO)

Ellie Krieger, nutritionist and author of Weeknight Wonders had some excellent tips to share with us when it comes to eating foods that can help prevent cancer and other diseases.

"This is connected to the whole super foods idea," she said. Super foods are packed with nutrients and protective elements. These same foods will help you with cancer and protect your body. "Fill your life with fresh produce!" she said.

Ellie recommends dark green leafy vegetables and colorful fruits like mangoes, berries and grapes. "Mushrooms aren't colorful, but they actually have a lot of anti-carcinogenic properties," she told us.

See more of Ellie's delicious tips here

Tips From Ellie Krieger's New Cookbook, "Weeknight Wonders"

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