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Grandma was right - Eat Your Vegetables!


Think you have no control over your cancer risk? More and more, studies are proving that watching your weight, staying active and eating fruits and vegetables significantly cuts your cancer risk.

The first President Bush may have had an aversion to broccoli. If you do, try to get over it. Researchers from Denmark found that eating broccoli sprouts helps inhibit bladder cancer. In fact, the more raw, cruciferous vegetables you eat, the less vulnerable you are to cancer. What are cruciferous vegetables? Broccoli, kale, bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Something about them stops the growth of cancer cells.

Blackberries and black raspberries have reduced the growth of some cancers in animal models, and researchers are eager to do more studies with humans to see if they, er, bear fruit. Make healthy choices every day...choose salads and fruit over processed, fatty, sugary foods. Live longer, happier, healthier....

Thank you wanko for use of broccoli image
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