Our Yummy Summer Produce to Prevent Cancer

In combination with exercise and a healthy weight, the American Institute of Cancer Research states that about 35% of cancer cases are preventable through a healthy diet.  It is so important to have good nutrition if you have cancer because both the disease and the treatments can affect your appetite.
Eat plenty of Vegetables and Fruits.  Choose mostly plant foods and fill your plate 2/3 full with a selection of colorful nutrient-rich Vegetables and Fruits.

**Scrub all raw Vegetables and Fruits before you eat them.
Do not eat foods (like raspberries) that cannot be washed well, to prevent infection.

Once Cancer Treatment is over, Good nutrition is just as important.
You will hopefully find that the eating problems that developed from the treatments will get better.


My Top 3 Recommendations:

* Vegetables and Fruits that contains Vitamin C: grapefruit, oranges, bell peppers, and broccoli.  Diets high in vitamin C have been linked to a reduced risk of stomach, colon, esophagus, bladder, breast, and cervix cancers.

* Orange vegetables and leafy greens.  Studies have shown that people who eat a diet high in beta-carotene have a reduced risk of cancer, particularly of the lung, colon, and stomach because of the antioxidants. 

* Cruciferous Vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage contain great phytonutrients that block the metabolism of some carcinogens and stimulate the body's production of detoxification enzymes.