Ladies-eat your fruits and vegies!!

As most of you know, eating a healthy diet is one way to lower your risk for many diseases. A recent study has been published that again supports this claim. New research from the University of Leeds has shown how eating more fibre reduces the risk of developing breast cancer among pre-menopausal women. This study tracked the eating habits and health of more the 35,000 women for the past seven years. Their findings suggest that among the pre-menopausal women, those who have the greatest intake of fibre have cut their risk of breast cancer in half. Of the huge group, 257 pre-menopausal women developed breast cancer during the study. These were shown to be women who had a greater percentage of energy derived from protein, and lower intakes of dietary fibre and vitamen C compared to the cancer free women. Fibre is found mostly in fruit, vegetables and whole grains and the optimum amount of fibre taken in on a daily basis should be 25 g.