Cancer is one of the top killers in our country, even in the world, and is rising quickly to be the number one reason to put us in the dirt at an early age. Have you even wondered why we might get cancer? Have you ever thought maybe it is something in our environment that is entering our bodies somehow and causing our cells to turn into a bunch of anarchists trying to overthrow and kill us? I think cancer is something that we as the intelligent people we claim to be should look at and say, “well I don’t ever want to die from bone cancer and put my family that loves me through that pain so maybe I should do something about it now while I’m still healthy”. Don’t wait till your on your death bed to make a change in your diet.
Medicine aside, food that we put into our body is the only thing proven to date to prevent, stop, an reverse cancer in the human body. Now I’m not talking about Subway turkey subs or big mac’s from McDonalds, I mean real food. I also don’t mean the “healthy” South beach diet your on where you think your doing good because your losing weight since your body is in a cannibal state eating itself from the inside out just so It can stay alive and function properly. I’m talking about consuming real fruit and vegetables multiple times a day throughout your life on a constant basis. The sad thing about us as people living in the US is we don’t even know what the recommended daily intake for fruit is. Here is what the USDA says we should consume on a daily basis in fruit. Now keep in mind, this recommendation is based off people that sit in a chair all day at work then go home and sit on a couch watching tv and never get on treadmill to run. Also, please see at the bottom where they say, “Make half your plate fruit and veggies”. That should be at every meal! The more fruit you consume the better. What other food, carbohydrate, on this planet can you eat as much as you want all day and feel great?!?!
How Much Fruit Is Needed Daily?
The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex,
and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts
are shown in the chart.
Children 2-3 years old 1 cup**
4-8 years old 1 to 1 ½ cups**
Girls 9-13 years old 1 ½ cups**
14-18 years old 1 ½ cups**
Boys 9-13 years old 1 ½ cups**
14-18 years old 2 cups**
Women 19-30 years old 2 cups**
31-50 years old 1 ½ cups**
51+ years old 1 ½ cups**
Men 19-30 years old 2 cups**
31-50 years old 2 cups**
51+ years old 2 cups**
*These amounts are appropriate for individuals who get less than 30 minutes per
day of moderate physical activity, beyond normal daily activities. Those who are
more physically active may be able to consume more while staying within calorie
Key Consumer Message Make half your plate fruits and vegetable
Please reference the actual USDA website for more information regarding reccomended daily intakes for food. food-groups.fruits-amount
Why don’t we follow these simple instructions that are doing nothing but benefiting us and our bodies? The average person in our country does not even eat 1 cup of fruit on a daily basis! I find this insane. We, humans, the intellectual and intelligent people we are, are so stupid that we can’t even open our eyes and realize that mother nature provides us with all the natural medicine we need? Nope, we’d rather eat the same crappy diet that we are use to eating because it “tastes good” and society tells us its right because your favorite actor/actress is doing it or your friends are selling Herbalife so you drink some poison drinks and call it a day. We’re a bunch of idiots. Open your eyes and before you commit to doing something such as Herbalife, South Beach or Atkins diet, or follow the book Wheat Belly, please do your own research and find out the truth for yourself. That stuff is NOT HEALTHY!!! I mean you’re doing nothing but harming yourself. We can’t even eat 1 cup of fruit a day? I eat at least, at least 144 ounces of fresh/frozen fruit on a daily basis…. and that’s on a bad day! You can’t afford it? Cut out the McDonalds, put that money and jar and buy yourself some fruit. Why would you rather continue to eat the same food you eat without a daily intake of fruit and veggies, just because it tastes good and your to lazy to do anything else, so that one day when you turn 45 you can be put on diabetes medicine, medicine for your blood pressure, cholesterol medicine to get all the stored up animal fat out of your clogged arteries, and then suffer the rest of your life feeling like crap because of all the side effects from the 10 different pills you take every day.
Fruit and veggies are our answer to cancer prevention. You are probably like me in the way that I use to think all the talk I heard about fruit and veggies being labeled as “antioxidant” or “helps prevent cancer” was all just a bunch of bs. Well I’m here to hopefully open up your eyes a little because I can tell you, its all true! Fruits and veggies are loaded with macro and micro nutrients, phyto-chemicals, phyto-nutrients, and all types of flavanoids depending on color. All of these nutrients work toward the same goals in our bodies. Most importantly, they keep our cells from oxidizing! Why do you think they always label fruit and fruit drinks as being loaded with antioxidants? Well yes it is a good sales pitch but also because its true! Berries taking the rank at the top of the list in highest antioxidant counts, blueberries being number 1. This is why we are supposed to eat fruit with every meal. Once that hamburger goes into your stomach, on comes the oxidation process. Carcinogenic cells from the animal meat start to oxidize in your blood system because our bodies are not made to process meat, causing free radical cells to go hay wire having a field day. Those free radical cells attach to healthy cells which luckily in our case die off most of the time. Then comes the possibility of of those cells becoming cancerous. Yes, luckily for us healthy people with great immune systems our bodies fight off the cancer cells without us ever knowing we had cancer to begin with. But just knowing that little bit of information is enough for me to change my diet and lifestyle so that I can make fruit and veggies the center of my food consumption since they are the healthiest foods on this planet for us!
Wouldn’t you like to be ahead of the game and take a stand on preventing anything ever happening down the road later in life? It is stupid to say, “everyone gets cancer there is nothing you can do about it”. Now, I’m not saying by eating fruit everyday you’ll never get cancer. What I’m saying is, by adding fruit to your diet multiple times a day, you are giving yourself a great health insurance plan. In case anything starts to happen to your body, your antioxidants are right there to fight off the bad and keep you healthy.
Now I could go on for hours about the benefits of adding fruit, fruit, and more fruit on a daily basis but I am just trying to open up your eyes. Get on the computer and do some research for yourself on the medical studies done that you can find for free online. If you decide to make one simple change to your daily lifestyle, add FRUIT!!!
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