The nation has gone pink this month in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness; but if you want to help protect yourself and your family against cancer, the color you should be looking for is orange! Florida oranges, eaten whole or fresh-squeezed for your morning glass of orange juice, can help protect against cancer when consumed as part of a healthy diet, the American Cancer Society says.
Research has found that a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains may interfere with the development of certain types of cancer, according to the Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute. While research continues, certain food components, including phytochemicals and antioxidants found in Florida oranges and other Florida citrus fruits, appear to help decrease cancer risk.
- Phytochemicals are found in plants, particularly brightly-colored fruits and vegetables such as Florida oranges, Florida tangerines and Florida grapefruit. Florida citrus fruits are particularly rich in several phytochemicals, including powerful phenolics that are believed to protect against tumors, heart disease, inflammation and allergies, while also slowing the aging process.
- Antioxidants are found in certain foods, including Florida citrus fruits. Antioxidants help prevent free-radicals from attacking healthy cells and initiating tumor growth. According to the National Cancer Institute, the vitamin C in Florida oranges, Florida grapefruit and other Florida citrus fruits may offer protection against numerous types of cancer, including breast cancer.
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