Ways to Prevent Cancer

By:, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 07, 2011

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    Power of Food

    Diet can certainly help you fight your battle against cancer. With the increasing number of cancer deaths, it’s your duty to reduce the likelihood of cancer by following a healthy regimen. Let’s explore these options!



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    Mothers who breastfeed their babies for at least five to six months are at a lower risk of breast cancer risk than compared to those who don’t. Be a success story and fight cancer by breastfeeding your child!



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    Exercise Regularly

    It is important to embrace exercising and burn those extra kilos for curing cancer. Exercising regularly helps in dealing with obesity. Obesity being the chief risk factor for cancer must be dealt with physical movement for at least 30 minutes every day.


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    Cook Food the Classic Way

    Avoid excessive microwaving or frying food items. Boiling, poaching or steaming foods instead can be a good alternative. Eat freshly cooked food and avoid reheating chilled food.



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    Down Fibers

    Fiber-rich food such as wheat, flax and nuts lowers a person’s risk for cancer if consumed on a daily basis. Experts suggest that one must have around 35 grams of fiber in a day.



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    Throw Red Meat off your Food Table

    High intake of red meat ups the risk of prostate cancer by 12 per cent, according to a study done by the National Cancer Institute and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Another study says women who eat red meat are at higher risk of breast cancer compared to those who don’t.



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    Limit Sugar and Salt Consumption

    Overindulgence in sugar and salty food items can be one of the major reasons for calories, thus increasing the risk of cancer. Sugary snacks and drinks must be avoided as they are low in fiber and are devoid of healthy nutritional value.



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    Say No to Smoking and Drinking

    Abstaining from tobacco lowers the risk of cancer. Restraining one’s daily intake of alcohol to two drinks for men and one drink for women is mostly advised by doctors.



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    Stop Pumping in Fats

    Limit your fat intake to less than 30 per cent of your daily calories. Experts recommend that omega-3 fatty acids (‘good’ fats) must be consumed over saturated calorie-full fats.

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