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Eat Your Veggies to Prevent Breast Cancer

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  • Luteolin, a plant compound found in celery and other vegetables, has an anti-tumor effect and may slow the development of breast cancer
  • Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, was found to be the most effective carotenoid in reducing breast cancer risk
  • Sulforaphane, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, kills cancer stem cells, which slows tumor growth

By Dr. Mercola

Nearly 23 percent of Americans report consuming vegetables and fruits less than one time daily, with a median vegetable intake of just 1.6 times per day overall. In contrast, experts recommend consuming five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits daily for optimal health.


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