Did u know 50% of the Cancer Cases & Deaths are Preventable??
More than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 589,000 will die. Adopting healthy lifestyles that eliminate or reduce the risk of recognized causes of cancer, could decrease the number of people diagnosed with many types of the disease. Moreover, healthy approaches to living can reduce the risk of cancer recurrences and improve outcomes during treatment.
However, research shows that up to 50 percent of cancer cases and deaths are preventable. Prevention and early detection are more important than ever.
- Avoid Smoking or Exposure to smoking
Smoking is the most significant cancer risk factor we can control. It is responsible for not only lung cancer but many other types of non-pulmonary cancer. There’s even increasing evidence that Cigar Smoking and hookah smoking is equally problematic and may be dangerous as well.
2. Exercise for cancer prevention
When you exercise, you are not only making yourself healthier, you are decreasing your risk of certain types of cancers as well. The American Institute for Cancer Research currently recommends that everyone exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. Moderate exercise is believed to cut the risk of colon cancer by as much as 40 percent, too. Even for those who have already had cancer, exercise can make a big difference in preventing recurrence.
3. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight:
Don’t just look at the scale; check your waist measurement as a crude measurement of your abdominal fat, Collins says. She recommends that men’s waists be no larger than 37 inches and women’s waists be 31.5 inches or less.
4. Avoid sugary drinks and limit consumption of energy-dense foods:
It’s not that those foods directly cause cancer, they could blow your calorie budget if you often overindulge. Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with sodium: Don’t go over 2,400 milligrams per day, use herbs and spices instead.
5. Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes such as beans
Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which help repair damaged cells. Of these, cruciferous vegetables and berries pack an extra punch with a multitude of vitamins, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals.In addition to berries, top choices include broccoli, kale, cabbage, radishes, and rutabaga.
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6. Limit red meats (beef, pork, lamb) and avoid processed meats:
Numerous studies show that a diet high in animal fat increases the risk of several types of cancer, including Colon Cancer. And while a high intake of red meat is of concern, packaged and processed meats present an even greater risk. Limit red meats to 18 ounces per week,
using chicken, seafood, or legumes in place of red meat
By contrast, vegetarians are almost 40 percent less likely to get cancer when compared to regular red meat eaters.
7. If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks
It can be of little surprise to anyone that drinking excessively increases your risk of cancer.
In fact, for every 10 grams of alcohol consumed on a daily basis, the risk of colorectal cancer goes up 7% whereas the risk of Breast Cancer with the same 10 grams of alcohol corresponding to as much as a 12 percent increase.
8. Don’t use supplements to protect against cancer:
It’s not that supplements are bad — they may be “valuable” apart from cancer prevention, but there isn’t evidence that they protect against cancer, except for Vitamin D.
9. It’s best for mothers to breastfeed babies exclusively for up to six months and then add other foods and liquids.
10. Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with sodium
Don’t go over 2,400 milligrams per day, and use herbs and spices instead, says Collins. She adds that processed foods account for most sodium intake nowadays — not salt you add when cooking or eating.
Keep in mind that these tips are about reducing — but not eliminating — cancer risk. Many factors, including genes and environmental factors, affect cancer risk; diet and exercise aren’t the whole story, but they’re within your power to change.
Lose weight. Eat your vegetables. Limit salt. Cut out fatty animal products and refined carbs. Don’t smoke. Exercise daily. That’s how you prevent cancer.
We have the potential through our food and lifestyle choices to make a major impact on the cancer risk we each face in our lives. And it really works.