Friday, September 19, 2008

Fruits and Vegetables Can Reduce Your Risk for Disease

September is Fruit and Vegetable Month.  Not only can you boost your energy and stamina with at least 5 servings a day, you can also help reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease.

Don't suppose you can get the nutrients in any pill.  According to researchers the unique combination of nutrients in plants cannot be duplicated.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, quoted the following: "The American Institute for Cancer Research has stated that, if the only change a person made was to eat more than five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, cancer rates would drop by as much as 20 percent!"  Check out the definition of a serving and easy ideas to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.  

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