You can do it! Eat more fruits and vegtables.

Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Cancer Risk



Boffetta, P. Fruit and vegetable intake and overall cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) J Natl Cancer Inst 2010;102 (8):1-9

The above study has created some more talk about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.  

“A statistically significant reduction in overall cancer risk was associated with increased intake of fruits and vegetables.”

“Our analysis of a prospective study from 10 European countries showed an inverse association between cancer risk and higher intake of fruits and vegetables, notably intake of vegetables.”

And the study's "high intake" group didn't actually have a high intake of fruits and veggies, according to the recommended standards that is.


Yes, you've heard this a thousand or more times the importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

So why do we generally don't do it.  Well, I think we think this is too hard.  But really it is not!

Let's just say we start low with 5 servings of our good guys for the day.

With Breakfast:  Have half of a banana or 1/2 cup of applesauce. (1 serving, if you have a whole banana that's 2 serving)

With Lunch:  A hand full of carrot sticks and bowl of salad greens.  (spinach is best and this gets you up to 3 servings total)

Mid-day snack:  Hand full of raisins or mission figs.  (with some raw almonds will add an extra energy boost)

With Dinner:   Half a cup of steamed green beans or broccoli.  (Great! 5 servings)

Extra Bonus:  If you have a cup of salad with dinner and a cup of strawberries or a peach for dessert, you will have reached 7 servings for the day.

 For some more ideas and help in eating more fruits and vegetables,  check out this website.