Here is a detailed list of cancer prevention tips including foods to eat and avoid plus lifestyle recommendations.
But first, Let's take a peak at one large twin research study that show if cancer can be prevented.
Why did they choose twins? Because they have the same genes.
The scientific study...
The study involved 44,778 twins from Sweden. The researchers wanted to know how much variations in gene could be responsible for cancer risks.
This is a very large study indeed. The genes of twins are identical where as the genes found between siblings are slightly different.
If the genetic makeup was the main factor involved in determining cancer risks, then we would expect that the twins would have similar risks for the different types of cancer.
What did the researchers find?
The shocking (or not so shocking) answer...
Genetics did not have much to do with cancer of the colon, prostate and breast cancer the study showed.
The researcher made an important statement when they said that the "environment has the principal role in causing ... cancer."
In other words, we can beat cancer by making better diet and lifestyle choices. This article will focus on those factors for which we can directly control.
What the conclusion?
Cancer is one of the most fearful disease to have. Preventing it is much easier than treating it.
Make one or more changes described below to begin your journey to total health.
There is no doubt that your dietary habits have a great influence on your health and your immune system.
So we will give you a quick summary of three groups of action plan.
First we will talk about recommended foods to eat more of, foods to avoid and suggested lifestyle changes.
This will give you the best chance of defending yourself against the risk of developing cancer.
|Food Types||What experts say about these cancer prevention tips|
Try to get 30 grams of fiber daily from diet or fiber supplements. Read package contents and select whole grain cereal or whole grain bread products high in fiber.
Fiber is helpful in keeping the colon healthy and reducing the risk of colon cancer by one or more mechanisms.
|Water||Drink lot of water. This will help your
body flush out toxins and prevent you from being dehydrated.
Drink green tea. It contains antioxidants and other chemicals that helps to prevent cancer (stomach, throat and liver).
Concerned about excessive caffeine? You can choose the decafeinated version.
Choose olive oil and flaxseed oil when possible. Omega-3's found in fish oil is highly beneficial for total health.
Avoid saturated or hydrogenated fats.
|Poultry and Fish||Select
free-range chicken and wild fish (not farmed).
|Fruits and Vegetables
Mom was right. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Choose organic when possible to avoid getting any pesticides.
If not, make sure the
fruits and vegetables are cleaned thoroughly. Eat raw foods when
like Brussels sprouts, kale, tomatoes, cabbage, garlic, legumes,
carrots, onions and broccoli seem to have natural chemicals that may
reduce the risk of cancer.
Extensive studies show that a diet high in vegetables and fruits can cut cancer risk in half.
Yogurt contains probiotics, "good" bacteria that will keep your intestine working at an optimal state.
A healthy immune system ensure that your body is able to defent your body against precaneroius cells.
|Soy Products||Tofu and miso seems to contain anti-cancer
substance that can help prevent cancer.
|Food Types||What experts say about these cancer prevention tips|
nitrates, sulphites and preservatives found in canned goods. These
include meats from the deli department such as salami, bologna and hot
Avoid potato chips or any types of junk foods.
|Saturated Fats||Avoid saturated fats. These are commonly found in animal and dairy products. Avoid trans fats as much as possible.|
|BBQ||Avoid overcooking meats on the BBQ,. Charred meat is suspected to increase cancer risks.|
too much alcohol puts the liver under stress. Of all the types of
alcohol, red wine contains chemicals and antioxidants that may help
prevent cancer. It is a better choice. Excessive drinking is suspected
to cause cancer of the
stomach, colon, breast and throat.
|Refined Sugars||Too much refined sugars can weaken your immune system. These include sweets, sodas, cakes and cookies. A strong and optimal immune system can help fight off the cancerous cells if they should appear.|
|Activities||What experts say these cancer prevention tips related to lifestyle|
|Smoking||Does this need to be mentioned at all? You must also avoid breathing in second-hand smoke as well.|
|Exercise||Lack of exercise is linked to a possible increase risk of developing cancer. Consider moderately vigorous exercise three times a week for 20 to 30 minutes. If this is too much to do psychologically, start with just walking briskly, either outside or in the shopping malls.|
|Sunscreens||Protect your skin against excessive sun exposure by using sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15 SPF.|
drinking tap water, especially if it is chlorinated. Drink properly
filtered or reverse-osmosis processed water. We recommended
reverse-osmosis water as all toxins and unwanted minerals are
completely removed from the drinking water.
|Plastics Containers||Stick with using glass or hard plastic containers for food storage.|
|Lawn Care||Avoid pesticides use in the lawn and garden. Following warning labels found in pesticides products if they must be used.|
|Stress||Excessive stress weakens your immune system. This will reduce its ability to fight off cancerous cells.|
So are there natural cancer supplements that may help to cut the risk of cancer down?
Indeed that are some. Many of the data on the benefits of using certain vitamins and supplements for cancer prevention comes from population studies.
However, population studies do not provide a clear cause-effect relationship. They do provide a starting point for experts to go forward with additional studies.
As an example, if there is a link between high vitamin D blood levels in a large group of people and a lower risk of them developing any types of cancer, researcher can then conduct a clinical trial to see if vitamin D supplementation would work in cutting cancer risk down.
We have summarized list of Natural Remedies for Cancer Patients that may be of interest to you.
Looking for ways to prevention cancer?
Instead of looking for that one "pill" you can take to cut your cancer risk down, take a holistic approach.
Focus on diet, lifestyle and physical activity.
This approach will offer more benefit to you for cancer prevention than any one supplement could.
We do know that making changes to your lifestyle, diet and committing to an exercise program are very difficult to do.
So make small changes gradually rather than to conduct a complete overhaul of your life. This will ensure that you will stick with the changes.
See Natural Remedies for Cancer Patients to find out what supplements may be used to reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Revised: June 8, 2013