There are certain healthy habits and cancer-fighting foods that can lower your cancer risk. You can start with the five tips below.
We can all start with the below steps to reduce cancer risk:
Limit Salt Consumption
Salt and salt-preserved foods are the most common causes of some cancers, particularly stomach cancer. It is advisable to limit the daily consumption of sodium to 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams a day, depending on age. People whose age ranges from 19-50 should consume 1,500 mg or less of sodium a day. While those 51-70 should cut sodium to 1,300 mg or less and those over 70 should aim for 1,200 mg or less.
Avoid Refined and Processed Foods
Refined and processed foods lead to weight gain, inflammation, diabetes, food allergies and general poor health. Trans fats, refined sugar, refined grains and food additives can all lead to weight gain quickly and take the place of whole foods linked to cancer prevention.
Consume More Vegetables and Fruits
It is recommended that you eat at least 5 vegetables and fruits daily. You should also eat unprocessed whole grains and legumes with every meal. Thesefoods and not foods of animal origin, are recommended for everyday meals.”
These foods contain the standard amount of dietary fiber and micronutrients, while also low in calorie density.
Doing moderate exercise, at least 3 times per week can make a big difference both in your overall health and well-being. Physical activity help reducethe risk of colon cancer by almost 50% and also plays a role in lowering risk of other cancers.
You all know that smoking is bad for the health. But it also increases the risk for all types of cancer. This is because of the carcinogens produced through smoking, that weaken the body’s immune system and causes abnormal functions of the cells.
Smoking has been shown to be the direct cause of the following types of cancer namely, kidney, throat, throat, esophagus, throat, mouth, nasal cavity, stomach, cervix, pancreas and bladder. It is also one of the main causes of acute myeloid leukemia.
Doing one of the above changes alone will not reduce or cure cancer, but making these lifestyle changes can help lower the risk of all types of disease, including the one we all dread the most.