The best cancer-fighting veggies: Not all vegetables are created equal. Some veggies are much better than others at lowering your risk of diseases associated with aging; like cancer, according to a recent study in Food Chemistry.
Researchers say that antioxidant compounds in dark green vegetables like spinach, and "fragrant" vegetables like onions and garlic have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumor cells.
However, the bad news is that these vegetables aren't exactly popular menu items, and make up only about 1% of fruit and vegetable consumption in the U.S.
So, what are people eating instead?
Unfortunately, veggies with almost no cancer-preventive power, like potatoes, make up 60% of the vegetables in people's diets. Also, when potatoes are in "french fry" or "chip" form, (as they often are) they have even less, or no value.
While all vegetables can help you lose unwanted weight, look to choose veggies that also add the benefit of an anti-cancer punch.
Here's what veggies to eat, and which ones to skip:
Eat More of These Veggies:
• Brussel sprouts
• Garlic (Fresh)
Eat Less of These Veggies:
All Veggies Are Good, but Some Are Great
Recently going low-carb or "keto" has been all the rage, but consider that vegetables are good carbs that you should never omit from any healthy and sustainable diet. Even the top commercial diets have realized this, and now programs like WW have made them the centerpiece of their menus.
Now, I'm not saying any vegetables are "bad," but some will give you more bang for your buck. Try to include the ones listed above into your diet, and you'll be eating healthy while fighting off cancer!