The Best Cancer Fighting Veggies (Eat This, Not That!)

The Best Cancer Fighting Veggies (Eat This, Not That!)

Vegetables are great for all diets, but all veggies are not equal. Here are the best ones to eat. (Kale, yeah!)

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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
• Kale
• Cabbage
• Garlic (Fresh)
• Spinach

Eat Less of These Veggies:

• Potatoes
• Carrots
• Tomatoes
• Lettuce
• Cucumbers

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!

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Don't be afraid to say "Boy, bye"

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With cuffing season almost upon us, it may seem tempting to start finding a serious relationship, snuggling in closer to the casual fling you've been hooking up with, and doing everything in your power to make sure you don't go into the holiday season #SingleAsAPringle.

However, there are some situations in which it's way more worth it to not take that next step, or even to keep up the path you're on with the person you're seeing. If you're not having fun the majority of the time, or if staying involved with this person is causing you more stress than it's worth, it's time to let him go.

Fall breakups can happen for a number of reasons. If he doesn't respect you and just sees you as a sex partner, unless it's mutual, of course, this isn't really someone you want to bring with you into the holidays. Think about it. Do you really want to buy a Christmas gift for someone who won't even buy you dinner? No, no you don't.

If your fall schedule is getting jam-packed with back-to-school and every other commitment and you won't have time for romance, especially if he doesn't understand that and keeps pressuring you to spend time with him anyway, it may be time to say goodbye. While summer is a great time for fun, low-stress flings, fall is the time you're going to either want someone who'll stand by you and understand the realities of day-to-day life or it may be better to just focus on yourself instead.

If your entire relationship exists in the basement of a frat party or in his crusty twin size bed, if he's always pressuring you to shave all your body hair or to perform some sexual act you're not comfortable with, if he won't introduce you to his friends or take you out on a real date, it's time to decide that you deserve better.

Wouldn't you rather snuggle up with a puppy or a genuinely nice guy as the seasons change? I know I would.

Carrying a relationship into the fall is about so much more than having someone to snuggle with when the weather gets cold. There's no room in the season for fuckboys and anyone else who makes your life a nightmare. Honestly, the only nightmare any of us should have to deal with is the fun one for Halloween. But if the guy you're with is a nightmare or more of a trick than a treat, don't be afraid to say "Boy, bye."

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