Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Evidence is mounting that fruits and vegetables help fight disease. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The American Cancer Society both say that approximately one-third of all cancer deaths may be related to what we eat.

Cutting edge research done all over the world by leading universities and hospitals are showing the benefits of a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and grains, which are loaded with helpful phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are chemicals found in plant pigment that can serve as antioxidants, battling free radicals that cause cell damage. During everyday living we are exposed to a number of factors that can damage our cells and lead to many diseases. The body is always in a state of repairing itself, and adequate nutrition helps repair the body.

Phytonutrients can not be duplicated and put into nutritional supplements. People often turn to vitamins and other nutritional supplements to improve their diets. Unfortunately, vitamins alone can’t begin to replicate the thousands of different nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of the U.S. population does not eat the recommended nine to thirteen servings a day of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

– U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Americans don’t suffer from a vitamin deficiency; we suffer from a whole food deficiency. Eating tomatoes which contain the phytonutrient lycopene, has been associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of the U.S. population does not eat the recommended nine to thirteen servings a day of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. If you’re like most people, you don’t even come close to eating that many fruits and vegetables.

A Japanese study presented in 2005 at The American Association for Cancer Research found evidence that broccoli fights stomach cancer. At the same meeting, researchers from the U.S. and Poland presented findings about the anti-cancer attributes of cabbage. At the International Agency for Cancer Research in 2005, scientists said that consumption of green leafy vegetables slows lung cancer. People who eat fruits and vegetables more that three times a day reduce their risk of having a stroke and dying from cardiovascular disease by dearly a quarter, according to an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study examining data from a national epidemiological survey.

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