Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Fruits & Veggies

August 2, 2016

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We all know how healthy and beneficial fruits and vegetables are for fragile bodies, but we still don’t eat nearly as much of these juicy delights as we should.

The truth is that fruits and veggies do wonders when it comes to preventing many serious and fatal illnesses, this literally prolonging our lives.

All range of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer… all these awful illnesses can be prevented by eating more fruits and veggies.

Fighting Cancer

Although the relation between eating more fruits and vegetables and cancer prevention has been quite difficult to prove over the years, a thorough research conducted by Nurse’s Health managed to confirm these claims.

The results show that some types of vegetables are associated with much lower rates of forming cancer cells.

The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research state that stomach and colorectal cancers are much less common with persons who ate non-starchy foods. Think leafy greens, broccoli, and cabbage.

They also said that lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color, may come in rather handy when it comes to preventing prostate cancer.