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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.
Providing rides to cancer treatment
For more than 50 years, the Canadian Cancer Society’s transportation program has enabled patients to focus their energy on fighting cancer and not on worrying about how they will get to treatment.