We are what we eat. It is not just a saying but a great truth. Paying attention to what we ingest is the first form of prevention to avoid the onset of some more or less serious pathologies.
The data of the Ministry of Health they tell us that the first two causes of death in our society are cancers and diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Eating fruits and vegetables is known to be good for you. We should eat at least 5 servings a day. Let’s try to address the issue in more depth and with practical examples.
To prevent some cancers, it is helpful to eat these fruits and vegetables more often
First of all it is good to vary as much as possible and avoid monotony. The ideal would be to eat in a single day fruits and vegetables of different colors, expression of as many different vitamins.
Oranges and berries
Here is the most beneficial couple when it comes to fruit.
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C. Berries, especially red fruits such as blueberries and strawberries, contain anthocyanidins, antioxidant substances capable of protecting DNA from any mutations that can then become cancerous. As can be seen from some recent studies conducted in Italy thanks to the support ofAIRC, red fruits protect specific organs. Specifically, the throat, stomach, ovary, kidneys and intestines.
Yellow-orange vegetables and green leafy vegetables
There is also plenty of room for spinach, chard, herbs and salad. But also a peppers, pumpkin and carrots. The former are rich in folate and the latter in carotenoids. Both of these substances have an antioxidant action and are able to protect the DNA from any potentially carcinogenic transformations.
Health is the most important thing of all and we can preserve it even in small daily actions. We have therefore seen that to prevent some cancers it is useful to eat these fruits and vegetables more often.
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