We have always been reminded, both as young children and as adults, to consume green leafy vegetables because they are good for the health. Now, recent studies show that consuming green leafy vegetables can reduce the risk of the development of oral cancer, especially in women who smoke tobacco or cigarettes.
The study, which was done by the British Dental Health Foundation, showed that women who smoked can reduce their risk of getting oral cancer by consuming even one serving of green leafy vegetables on a daily basis. The study has yet to uncover the specific reason why eating green leafy vegetables can decrease oral cancer risk, although it is a given fact that an unhealthy diet (along with the use of tobacco) can contribute to the occurrence of oral cancer.
Do not be surprised if your dentist suggests the addition of more green leafy vegetables in your diet, as these vegetables can do wonders in keeping you as far away as possible from oral cancer – and other health ailments as well.