Eating Fruits And Veggies To Reduce The Risks Of Cancer
Remember when your mom told you to eat your vegetables? When you couldn't get up from the table until you'd finished your broccoli, peas and carrots? When there was no dessert until you ate your green beans?
It seems that mom might have been on to something.
That's because fruits and vegetables have been shown to be among the best means to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. According to the Produce for a Better Health Foundation, "deeply hued fruits and vegetables provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health and energy levels, protect against the effects of aging, and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.