Those who eat more fruits and vegetables, and especially vegetables in their diet, have a reduced risk of many cancers, most notably breast cancer for women(1, 2, 3) .  Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and yellow and orange vegetables were shown to lower breast cancer risk (1).  The Wellness Mama podcast last week reported that eating 27 different vegetables was shown to reduce breast and ovarian cancers by 73% which is huge if accurate!  But, 27 different vegetables weekly, is that do-able?  I am counting my intake this week, and I encourage you to do the same.  However, I am going to share ways to get in a variety of vegetables in addition to your vegetable consumption.

5 SUPPLEMENTS TO BOOST VEGETABLE INTAKE

Juice Plus
Backed by research, these capsules are made out of fruit and vegetables and meant to be a daily supplement.  Boasts 40 different fruits, vegetables and grains.
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Amazing Grass
Powder to mix into water with fruits and veggies.
Bonus: I give this to the kids too!
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Detox Organics
Similar to Amazing Grass.

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Ora Organic
Greens powder with veggies, grasses, and antioxidants.

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Organifi
Superfoods and greens

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How do you get a variety of vegetables into your diet?

Sources

(1) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ijc.31653

(2) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959804900000228

(3) http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/64/20/7634.short

 

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