Here is an excerpt from an article titled Foods that Prevent Cancer, by Nita Mukherjee. This might be a good one to forward to your less experienced, nutritiionally challenged friends and family:
Foods that Prevent Cancer
Studies indicate a strong link between diet and cancer, and that the latter can be prevented by including antioxidant and fiber rich foods.
Studies have also shown that some natural measures can help to prevent and even alleviate cancer. Chief among these is a diet that includes certain food items while omitting others. Free radicals lead to degenerative diseases like cancer, and can be neutralized by antioxidants like beta carotene, folic acid and lutein. Antioxidants are abundant in brightly colored fruits and vegetables like carrots and broccoli. The darker the greens, the richer they are in antioxidants.
Antioxidant vitamins can remove carcinogens and even repair damaged cells. Foods rich in vitamins A and C fight cancer. The beta carotene in carrots is an antioxidant which boosts immunity and prevents cancer. Carrot juice contains vitamin A, prevents infections and is also an alkalizer. Other sources of vitamin A include butter, tomatoes, pumpkin, papaya and mango. Citrus fruits are rich sources of vitamin C. Tomato and watermelon also contain anti-cancer lycopene.
To learn more, including a list of foods especially high in vitamins, go to: Antioxidants Prevent Cancer – Nita Muckherjee.
Feel good, keep smiling and eat lots of raw vegetables each and every day! Pat