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7 CANCER PREVENTION TIPS

posted Feb 6, 2019, 11:51 PM by Janene Sacks
 
Did you know you can reduce your risk of cancer by eating a nutritious diet? Research shows that as many as one-third of all cancer deaths are linked to lifestyle behaviors including diet & physical activity. 
Eating well can help you prevent and beat cancer in a variety of ways. If you have cancer, eating well can positively support treatment. This may help you live well for years to come after treatment. 

1. KEEP A HEALTHY WEIGHT Excess weight increases your risk by 50% of some cancers as does excess belly weight. Obesity is linked to 10 body parts associated with cancer. 
2. LIMIT HIGH-CALORIE, LOW-NUTRIENT FOODS Calories add up fast with these foods, leaving little room for more healthful, cancer-preventive foods. 
3. EAT FRUIT, VEGETABLES & WHOLEGRAINS & LEGUMES enjoy a variety of whole foods naturally-rich in nutrients. Fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits, make at least half your grains whole grains. 
4. MEAT IN MODERATION An increased link is especially true for processed meat such as ham, bacon and hot dogs. 
5. EAT WHOLE FOODS they provide better cancer prevention than supplements 
6. LIMIT ALCOHOL limit alcoholic drinks to no more than one drink daily for women & two for men 
7. FOCUS ON PLANT PROTEINS Eating more plant protein than animal protein is associated with a lower risk of many types of cancers 

For more info & tips on reducing your risk or managing diseases through nutrition, consult Janene Sacks, registered dietitian
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