13Jan

Phyto-Chemical Foods

Phyto-chemical foods lower your cancer risk

There are foods that can help you prevent diseases like cancer. Studies show that a diet rich with colorful fruits and veggies…is key in the prevention of debilitating diseases like

heart disease, diabetes and cancer. What is it about brightly colored fruits and veggies that helps fight off these destructive chronic diseases? Phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are found in plant-based foods such as fruits and veggies…grains and beans and are promoted in the prevention and treatment of many health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Because phytochemicals are found in virtually all fruits veggies, grains and beans that we eat, it is quite easy to include them in your diet.A few phytochemicals may be already be very familiar to you such as beta carotene, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), folic acid and vitamin E.Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains has long been advocated by health care practitioners…and its no secret that throughout history cultures that consume this type of diet have lower rates of certain types of cancers as well as heart disease. The same foods continue to prove their worth in the war against modern diseases. Most cancers can be avoided with simple lifestyle changes such as eating more brightly colored fruits, veggies and other “plant” foods that contain these “warriors” of disease…phytochemicals. Here’s a short list of foods that are high in phytochemicals: Broccoli, Berries, Pears, Turnips, Celery, Carrots, Spinach, Apples, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Bok Choy, Kale, Onions Seeds, Cantaloupe, Spinach, Garlic, Green Tea, Apricots and Soybeans

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