Saturday, May 9, 2009

Foods That Fight Cancer

People who regularly consume cruciferous vegetables have lower rates of many cancers, including breast and prostate cancer

Common Nutrients in Vegetables

Beta-carotene: Vitamin A found in yellow, red, orange and dark green vegetables and fruit such as pumpkin, carrots, yellow beans, beetroot, blue berries, raspberries, spinach, kale, broccoli

Calcium: Found in green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, kale and plain yoghurt.  

Chlorophyll: Found in all the green vegetables and their leaves, such as spinach, beetroot, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, salad leaves, etc

Folic acid: Found in beetroot, citrus fruit, green leafy vegetables and salad leaves

Iron: Very important for well functioning red blood cells. Found in dark green leafy vegetables and beetroot

Magnesium: For growth and repair of the body. Found in peas, nuts and sesame seeds

Phosphorus: Found in cabbage, potatoes, oranges, cherries and currants

Potassium: Found in many vegetables and fruit, particularly bananas

Protein: Found in beans, peas, lentils, nuts and seeds

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