According to RealAge.com, one more serving a day can cut your risk
Would you be willing to eat just a few extra string beans to reduce your risk of cancer?
And that could be all you have to do. A recent study revealed that eating just one extra serving of veggies a day could cut your risk of head and neck cancers.
More Is Better
According to RealAge.com, although one extra serving of veggies (or fruit) a day will help protect you, more is definitely better. In fact, the more fruit and veggies people ate in a recent study, the lower their risk of head and neck cancers. And it’s no surprise, really, when you think of all the cancer-squelching nutrients packed into produce — like flavonoids, carotenoids, plant sterols, phenols, and vitamin C, to name a few. (Read the latest news on the causes of head and neck cancers and who is most at risk.)
The Perfect Produce Picks for Protection
Not all the fruits and veggies in the study had a major impact on head and neck cancer risk. The most significant protection was linked to these 9 overachievers:
Beans, peas, apples, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, peppers, tomatoes, and carrots.
How’s that for lots of options?
Get more of these head and neck defenders in your diet with these creative recipe options from RealAge:
- Miso-Glazed Peas & Carrots (a super quick recipe from Eating Well)
- Orange-Infused Roasted Green Beans and Red Peppers (roasting really brings out a veggie’s flavor)
- Tomato and Sweet Red Pepper Sauce (toss it with your favorite pasta)
- Strawberry Coolers (for guilt-free summer refreshment)
- And here’s what else you can do to minimize your risk of cancer.
RealAge Benefit: Eating a diverse diet that includes 5 servings of vegetables per day can make your RealAge as much as 4 years younger.
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