Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Tips: Add Variety

Photo Source: Swanson Health Center 
We all know that we should eat our fruits and veggies every day. But according to the book Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, the key to preventing disease is variety. The book talks about a University of Montreal study which proved that cancer genes may not be as harmful if not triggered by an unhealthy lifestyle.

They studied women who carry the breast cancer gene, meaning almost 80% of them will most likely get breast cancer in their lifetime. The book says that "the main discovery of the study was that the women who consumed up to 27 different fruits and vegetables a week (and variety is important here) saw their risk of cancer diminished by fully 73 percent."

I'm continually fascinated by the fact that our diet can prevent disease, and 73 percent is pretty incredible. So mix it up whenever you can and get in as many veggies as possible. You'll have to tell me if you find any new faves!


  1. This is such a great way to think about diet. I love this! I can't wait for more tips.

  2. Great advice and great book. Everyone must read it! good luck with the blog:)