3 Cancer Prevention Diet Tips For A Healthier And Happier You

Does everything cause cancer? Are you worried that you are destined to get cancer because of your genetics? Here are the top 3 Cancer prevention diet tips to help reduce your risk and improve your health.

Research shows that up to 70% of cancer risk is within our power to control. There are many lifestyle changes we can make to reduce our risk of cancer including:

  • Eating healthy foods
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Minimizing alcohol consumption
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Establishing good sleep routines

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3 Cancer Prevention Diet Tips For A Healthier And Happier You


1. Avoid Certain Foods

There are several foods that are best avoided. They offer no nutritional value and have negative health effects. They are low-quality foods, with minimal micronutrients and many of them also reward certain centers in the brain with feel-good chemicals, increasing the likelihood of overeating.

Some foods that you may want to limit in your diet include:

  • Processed Foods: This includes convenience food that comes packaged and requires little to no prep, including soups, frozen pizzas, hotdogs, french fries, and other processed meats.
  • Sugar: This includes candies, sodas, and desserts, and putting sugar in your tea and/or coffee. You must also remember that there are many hidden sources of sugar in processed foods, so ALWAYS read labels and learn to identify sugar in its various forms.
  • Refined Carbohydrates: Bread, cereals, pastries, pasta, and white rice are also examples of refined carbohydrates. Your body will quickly break them down into sugar and they have minimal nutritional value.
  • Carcinogens: This includes charred, cured, dried, and preserved meat, as well as smoked foods. These have chemicals that may be toxic to your body, therefore increasing your cancer risk.

Be Careful Of How You Cook: In addition to being careful of what you eat, you must also be careful of how you cook your meals. Cooking on high heat with oil will increase the carcinogenic factor of foods. So avoid deep-frying or pan-frying and instead opt for baking, boiling, steaming, or broiling.


2. Eat Red Meat In Moderate Amounts

While it’s unnecessary to completely avoid red meat (including beef, pork, goat and lamb), limiting the amount you eat to less than 18 ounces per week is recommended. For the rest of the week choose chicken, turkey, fish, nuts, seeds and legumes.

Burning and charring meats while barbequing makes them more carcinogenic. Choose this method of cooking as a treat rather than for every day. When you BBQ, avoid high temperatures and don’t overcook your meat.


3. Embrace Whole Foods

Antioxidants boost your immune system and help protect you against cancer cells. The easiest way to find such vitamin-rich foods is to look for whole foods that have deep colour such as red, blue, purple, orange and dark green. Such foods can include:

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Kale
  • Sweet potatoes

In addition to this, try to add the following to your diet:

  • Healthy Fats: These are found in nuts, fish, vegetable oils (such as olive oil and flax) and avocados.
  • Fiber: A fiber-rich diet helps you feel full sooner and it cleans your digestive system, keeping you healthy. This can be found in whole raw foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

Try Cooking More At Home: Changing your diet is never easy, but it becomes simpler when you prepare your food at home. That way, you can control what goes into each dish and how it is prepared.


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