Fruits, Veggies Can Cut Cancer Risk

Raw Fruits and Veggies
Raw Fruits and Veggies

A study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reports some breast cancer survivors who eat more fruits and vegetables than U.S. dietary guidelines can cut their risk of tumors returning by nearly 33%.

The findings, according to researchers from the University of California Davis, held for women who did not have hot flashes after cancer therapy, which suggests fruits and veggies act on estrogen.  The study of 3,000 breast cancer patients involved women whose average age was 53 and were told to double their fruit and vegetable intake to 10 servings a day, increase fiber consumption, and lower fat intake.

Our Journey to Healthy Eating

Our family’s journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating. This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels. What an eye opener this was! Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

My journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating.  This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels.  What an eye opener this was!  Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

I would have said our family ate pretty well.  We rarely ate out.  In fact, my son was 14 before he ever ate at a fast food restaurant and he wasn’t with me when he did!

But, cooking was not my thing.  I much preferred to clean up the kitchen after the cook, rather than the actual preparing and cooking of the meal.  This was a real challenge for me. Continue reading “Our Journey to Healthy Eating”