The study, which is based on 700 people, shows that those who eat fruits and vegetables had the lowest risk of developing cancer than those eating little servings of fruits and vegetables. The positive impact of vegetables and fruits are found in smokers and non-smokers.
Another study, published in the American Thoracic Society according to the Daily Mail, found that eating 1.5 servings of fruits or a tablespoon of vegetables every day can protect the body from emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
People who eat celery regularly have 60 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer than those who only eats a little amount. Carrot consumption also reduces cancer risk by 50 percent. Researchers identified a number of natural compounds in fruits and vegetables which provide protection, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene.
Currently, the European EPIC study conducted by researchers from 10 countries has also shown, in the case of lung cancer, eating fruit is highly recommended. What is important is not only the quantity but also a variety of fruits consumed, can also reduce the risk.
“Apart from the amount consumed, it is important also to take into account the varieties. Diet varieties reduce the risk of developing this cancer, especially in smokers,” says María Jose Sanchez Perez, co-author of the study and director of the Cancer Registry of Granada in Andalusia School of Public Health according to the Times of India.
The results of this study showed, eating more than eight types, both vegetables and fruits can reduce cancer risk by 23 percent compared with eating less than four types. “So, if smokers increased their consumption of various fruits, they can reduce the risk of lung cancer,” researchers said.Tagged with: Cancer, cancer prevention, lung cancer prevention, natural cancer prevention, natural lung cancer prevention, prevent cancer, prevent cancer naturally, prevent lung cancer, prevent lung cancer naturally,