Your lifestyle can prevent cancer

This is true and established fact that our lifestyle determines nature of diseases we may have. As incidences of varied cancers are growing especially in developing countries, can we reduce risk of cancer in some way…

Researchers have proved that improving lifestyle, eating a healthy diet, being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, etc. have an impact that we can live healthy life.

Followings are 10 best recommendations for cancer prevention has been established in many scientific studies. So you can be confident they represent the best advice available anywhere on how you can reduce your cancer risk.

1. Healthy weight
Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight.

2. Physical activity
Be active for at least 30 minutes every day.

3. Energy-dense foods
Limit consumption of energy-dense foods (foods high in fats and/or added sugars and/or low in fibre) and avoid sugary drinks.

4. Vegetables, fruits and plant foods
Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, and pulses such as beans.

5. Red and processed meat
Limit consumption of red meat (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats.

6. Alcohol
If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to two for men and one for women a day.

7. Salt
Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium).

8. Supplements
Don’t use supplements to protect against cancer.

9. Breastfeeding
It is best for mothers to breastfeed exclusively for up to six months and then add other liquids and foods.

10. Cancer survivors
After treatment, cancer survivors should follow the Recommendations for Cancer Prevention.

And, always remember – do not smoke or chew tobacco.

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Dr. Anil Singhal MD (Homeo)