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Healthy Eating To Prevent Cancer

healthyfoodEating a healthy diet that low fat, moderate in calories and high in fiber, with plenty of fruits and vegetables can help you stay healthy and lower your chances of getting some kinds of cancer disease.

The cancer prevention diet

a.) Go easy on fats. Dietary fat may be one of the biggest contributors to developing cancer, as high fat consumptions increase bile acids which in turn can promote tumor growth. Reduce fat intake to 30 percent of your total daily calories.

  • – Cut down on saturated fat (animal fat, butter, coconut and palm oils).
  • – Eliminate trans fat from your diet. Trans fats can be found in margarine, many fast food types, fried foods, pre-packed baked goods, chips and crackers.
  • – Choose lean meat and low-fat dairy products.

b.) Consume five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day for antioxidant protection. Choose yellow and orange fruits, orange and dark green vegetables.

c.) Increase fiber in your diet to 20-30 grams a day. Good sources of fiber are whole-grain cereals and breads, prunes, berries, kidney beans, brown rice, fresh fruits and vegetables.

d.) Minimize consumption of alcoholic beverages as well as salt-cured, salt-pickled and smoked foods.

As a rule, choose most of the foods you eat from plant sources and limit your intake of high-fat foods, especially from animal sources.

Source & reference: www.webmd.com, www.chnola.org

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