Stories about foods and drinks that contribute to or prevent cancer abound in the media. On an almost daily basis, we hear varying reports that eating enough of one thing can significantly decrease your risk of developing a range of cancers, or that just a small amount of something else can greatly worsen your odds.
The call to eat “”five a day”” has spread right across the world. Unfortunately there are still too many not listening to it.
The benefits of eating vegetables and fruit (especially vegetables) are massive. And vegetables are not expensive. The main reason people are not eating more is: it takes a bit of effort to change habits.
The more vegetables you eat: the less likely you are to get cancer. That is a fact. Yet even the increased chance of an early and horrible death is is not enough incentive, it seems, to incorporate more of those lovely red and green things (vegetables!) into the diets of ourselves and our children.