Adding These Protective Foods Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
According to the Mayo Clinic, "Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body."
Current research suggests that diets low in fat and high in fiber, with plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains may reduce the risk of developing several forms of cancer. Try adding these three protective foods to your diet:
potatoes, apricots, broccoli, kale and spinach. A few great sources of vitamin C include grapefruit, oranges, cantaloupe, strawberries and tomatoes. Vitamin E is another great antioxidant and is found in kale, spinach and collard greens.
Stop by the produce section during your next grocery trip and bring home a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables to help promote a long and healthy life!
Tracy Hatfield Yoda, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDE, is a registered dietitian, certified specialist in obesity and weight management and a certified diabetes educator at the Lifestyle Health & Fitness Center.