Help save lives this holiday season
Vegetables and fruit
Vegetables and fruit are:
- excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals
- high in fibre (to keep your digestive system healthy)
- low in fat and calories
They are also a natural “convenience food” – fruit such as bananas, apples and oranges comes in its own packaging and can be eaten on the go, as can most raw vegetables.
Vegetables, fruit and cancer
Research shows that vegetables and fruit may help protect against certain types of cancer, including head and neck, esophageal, stomach, lung and cervical cancers. A diet that includes a variety of vegetables and fruit instead of higher-fat, higher-calorie foods can help you get to and stay at a healthy weight. Research shows that maintaining a healthy body weight reduces your risk of developing cancer.
Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life
A clinical trial led by the Society’s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.