Cancer cured at the farmers market? | Health
We have all heard that eating vegetables and fruits is good for our health. Nothing new there.
The problem is that many of us forget to purposely grab healthy vegetables, often opting instead for foods that are quick and easy to prepare, but are, admittedly, not so good for us.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the types of vegetables or fruit that most often appear to be protective against cancer are raw vegetables, followed by allium vegetables, carrots, green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, and tomatoes.
Whether delicious foods like strawberries, tomatoes, onions, corn, carrots, peppers, peaches and eggplant are cancer-fighting or are just delicious, East Texans should be aware that there are more ways than ever in our area to get our hands on locally-grown produce.
While we have enjoyed the cooler weather this spring, we also need to be aware that local farmers are reporting that crops are coming in about three weeks later than usual because of it. Red, ripe tomatoes are usually available by this time of year. East Texas farmers are now saying that it will likely be toward the very end of May before ripe tomatoes are for sale at the local markets. Tomatoes for sale at the time of this writing that are ripe are not likely from East Texas.
Make it a point to get four or five servings a day of fruits and vegetables to take advantage of the possible health benefits, as well as the fabulous flavor or locally grown produce!
We have many recipes for preparing healthy meals (and some really decadent desserts, we admit) on our website. Click here to see the recipes!
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