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Cancer Prevention, 3 Easy Tips

Submitted by on March 28, 2009 – 3:59 pmNo Comment

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Millions are affected by it, millions have died from it, Cancer. If 3 easy tips could help lower your chance of getting some type of it, would you follow them? The American Institute of Cancer Research assembled 21 of the worlds top experts and 9 teams of scientists to analyze over 6,000 studies in a 5 year project and here are the top 3 recommendations for cancer prevention.

Prevention Tip #1

Try to maintain a healthy living weight for your entire life, it is not wise to be gaining weight during certain times of the year such as winter and then trying to lose it because summer is rolling around. A lot of evidence from the AICR suggests that extra body fat can lead to certain forms of cancer. Parts of your body including your kidneys, esophagus, pancreas, colon and breast are increased by even a small gain in body fat.

Experts and Scientists have also found that fat around the midsection increases your levels of insulin which has been known to help promote certain types of cancers. Another risk of all the extra fat is the chance that it may produce higher levels of certain growth factors that stimulate cancer cells to get bigger, stronger and divide faster.

Understanding weight loss and planning your meals daily can help you with maintaining a healthy weight all year round. It’s almost impossible not to splurge on things like a birthday, wedding or holidays but try and keep your mind on your goals and eat in small portions. Understand your physical hunger better and stop cravings before they happen.

Tip #2

Limit your intake of red and processed meats, sugar and salty foods while focusing on a smart diet that is rich in plant foods, whole wheat’s and vegetables. A plant based diet that includes a variety of veggies like broccoli, lettuce, beans, carrots and other green legumes which contain many compounds your body can use in the prevention and repair of cell damage can help in your fight against cancer and other disease.

The AICR report recommends that you limit the amount of sugary beverages (such as cola) and processed foods that are high in fat and sugar which include:

  • Canned foods that are high in sodium
  • White bread and pasta made from refined flour
  • Sugary breakfasts cereals like fruit loops
  • Frozen dinners or fish sticks
  • High fat express foods like alphagetti
  • Packaged chips and cheese poofs

Replacing foods is your best way to get out of the habit of eating junk. Try drinking green tea instead of a pop, or have some mixed berries instead of that bag of Doritos. The best foods to fight and prevent cancer are the ones earth provides us with, so make sure your getting the full benefits of your vitamins and minerals and try to stay green as much as possible.

Tip #3

Fitness is the best tool to keep your body running strong and healthy and is the key to living a long and wonderful life. Staying active helps reduce not only the chances of getting cancer but many other illness and disease like diabetes and heart problems. It is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, even if that is taking a walk around the neighborhood or canoeing a pond. But chances are because your on mensgarage.com you are already in great shape and know you need to do more.

Make a new workout that might include doing squats, dead lifts, overhead press or a killer abs workout! If you need new activities try things like snowboarding or surfing. Get back into the pool and swim twice a week. Being active and fit should not be a chore, it should be what you look forward to doing each and everyday.

So if we can all try and live by doing these 3 easy tips we could prevent one third of the cancers worldwide, all the while eating great tasting food and enjoying our wonderful lives. For more info please check out the American Institute of Cancer research: www.aicr.org

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