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Eating cruciferous vegetables such as sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower at least once a week can cut the risk of developing a variety of cancers.

Those who ate them at least weekly cut the risk of mouth cancer and breast cancer by almost a fifth and oesophageal cancer by more than a quarter, a study has found.

The research linked poor diet with the fatal disease with around a third of all cases of oral cancer is thought to be linked to an unhealthy diet.

Previous studies have found that a particular nutrient in cruciferous vegetables, which also include cabbage, watercress and radish, can kill cancer cells and gives potential for the production of new drugs.

The results, published in the Annals of Oncology, found that the risk of kidney cancer was cut by almost a third and colorectal cancer by almost a fifth.

Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr. Nigel Carter wanted to highlight the link between poor diet and mouth cancer.

He said: “Around a third of all cases of oral cancer are thought to be linked to an unhealthy diet.

“The number of people being diagnosed with mouth, throat and food pipe cancer is continually rising.

“The Foundation recommends that people ensure they eat a healthy, balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables.”

Researchers believe that unhealthy habits and diet may be reasons behind the rise in oral cancer.

Dr. Nigel Carter said: “Researchers believe this is due to excessive smoking, drinking and an unhealthy diet among the young, while new research shows a dramatic rise in oral cancer as a result of the human papilloma virus and oral sex.

“We must not forget tobacco is still the most likely cause of mouth cancer, linked to around three-quarters of all cases of a disease which kills one person every five hours in the UK.

“With new cases occurring all the time, too many people still remain unaware of the risk smoking poses. Encouraging people to quit smoking and pursue a healthy lifestyle would reduce the risk of developing oral cancer.”

Oral cancer is a group of cancers including cancer of the lip, tongue, mouth, oropharynx, piriform sinus, hypopharynx and other and ill-defined sites of the lip, oral cavity and pharynx.



The latest secret to Jennifer Aniston’s perfect body has been revealed.

Jennifer Aniston, 43, is said to be an ardent fan of a new $8 “wonder” smoothie – and drinks nothing else on one day every week.

A source told Grazia magazine: “The drink is made up of fresh, organic vegetables. Beetroot, cucumbers, spinach, garlic, carrots, celery and kale.”

According to the source, Jennifer Aniston drinks the super healthy concoction one day a week, usually on a Saturday.

Nutritionist Jeannette Jackson said the smoothie can have amazing and cleansing health benefits.

“The alkaline vegetables prevent bloating, help ease water retention and even mood swings.

“Beetroot helps clean the blood of toxins, celery and carrots boost potassium and sodium levels, and kale and parsley offer immense benefits to the brain, so you’ll feel less stressed. The drink is filling so should be easy to do for one day a week, but make sure it’s part of a healthy balanced diet,” she said.

Rumors are rife that Jennifer Aniston’s new smoothie diet is forming part of the preparations for a wedding after onlookers spotted her and boyfriend Justin Theroux looking loved-up in Paris last week.

Jennifer Aniston drinks the super healthy concoction one day a week, usually on a Saturday

Jennifer Aniston drinks the super healthy concoction one day a week, usually on a Saturday


Make Jennifer Aniston’s smoothie at home

You’ll need:

• Six organic cucumbers

• Three large organic beets

• Two bunches spinach

• One bunch organic kale

• Fresh garlic and ginger

• One bunch organic carrots

• A stick of celery

Pulp all the vegetables together in a juicer. Add a little cayenne pepper or a herb such as parsley, to make the juice blend taste like a vegetable soup.

Immediately refrigerate the juice in a glass (no plastic jugs).

Drink as much as you want, all day, for one day a week.