In Praise of Fruits and Vegetables

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, a month set aside to remind us that fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy lifestyle.

As a cancer survivor with a family history of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, I am always on the lookout for any dietary changes that can help support a healthy heart, mind, and immune system. A few years ago, I took special note of the following research conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research in 2004. If every American consumed 15 to 30 ounces of fruits and vegetables every day, the incidence of cancer could be reduced by at least 20 percent.

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2 responses to “In Praise of Fruits and Vegetables

  1. I’m a vegetable-eating machine. Don’t know how much difference it ultimately makes in my cancer probability, but it sure helps keep the weight off. Pan-fried Brussels sprouts finished with soy sauce and Sriracha is my current favorite. Closely followed by crinkle cut butternut squash roasted in the air fryer (if you don’t have an air fryer, you seriously need to check it out). Making myself hungry.

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