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FABULOUS FOODS FOR F I GHT I NG CANCER
Researchers have found direct links between food and cancer. These tips can help you change your diet — and maybe even protect your health.
BY T E S S LANGFUS
Researchers have long known that diets low in plant-based foods and fiber are one cause of cancer. And they’re now working to isolate the specific foods — primarily fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans — that can help prevent cancer, and maybe even improve chances of survival from it. As that work continues, one point is clear: More is better when it comes to fruits, veggies, and the like. The federal government’s guidelines call for us to eat 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables and 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit every day. And the American Cancer Research Institute recommends that fruits, veggies, beans, and whole grains make up two-thirds (or more) of every meal. Hitting those numbers might seem like a stretch. But with a little creativity, it’s not hard to add healthy, potentially cancer-fighting foods to your diet. On a tight budget? Check out if your grocery has senior discount or loyalty programs. In the summer , shop local farmer’s markets or at local food stands for fresh healthy produce.
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