One of the deadliest forms of cancer unique to women is ovarian cancer, which can strike at any age. And while ovarian cancer isn’t nearly the most prevalent cancer that affects women, in terms of sheer numbers, for too many women a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is essentially a death sentence. Even more frustrating is the fact that ovarian cancer often strikes without much warning, with risk factors including genetics, family history, and never having children.
That’s why it’s so important to follow a diet and lifestyle that effectively limits the chances that one will acquire this deadly form of cancer. The good news is that it’s relatively easy to acquire these foods and make them an everyday part of a healthy and satisfying diet.
Loaded down with antioxidants that have been shown to help prevent the development of many forms of cancer, the blueberry is one of a few types of berries that can make a hugely positive impact on the health of the average individual. So, what makes blueberries such effective cancer fighters? It’s because they contain potent phytochemicals known as anthocyanins, the component that actually gives them their unique color.
Put simply, blueberries are packed with cancer-fighting agents, from healthy vitamins (vitamins C and K, specifically) to manganese and dietary fiber. The best part may be the blueberry’s sheer versatility — it makes a great addition to just about any meal, from breakfast cereal to a lunch-time salad to a homemade cobbler.