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How can eating more vegetables reduce my risk of cancer?

Would you be willing to eat just a few extra string beans to reduce your risk of cancer? Heck, yeah!

And that could be all you have to do. A recent study revealed that eating just one extra serving of veggies a day could cut your risk of head and neck cancers.

Although one extra serving of veggies (or fruit) a day will help protect you, more is definitely better. In fact, the more fruit and veggies people ate in a recent study, the lower their risk of head and neck cancers. And it's no surprise, really, when you think of all the cancer-squelching nutrients packed into produce -- like flavonoids, carotenoids, plant sterols, phenols and vitamin C, to name a few.

Not all the fruits and veggies in the study had a major impact on head and neck cancer risk. The most significant protection was linked to these nine overachievers: beans, peas, apples, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, peppers, tomatoes and carrots. How's that for lots of options?

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