World Hematology 2018 is here today to discuss about the simplest methods to prevent Cancer to certain extent.
Our changing lifestyle is the main reason for Cancer. One of the major reason includes food too. Here we have few ways that helps reduce the risk of Cancer.
Have more plant based food and less animal based: No single food can prevent or fight cancer on its own but research shows that vegetables and fruits protect against a range of cancers because they contain the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that keeps our body healthy and strengthen our immune system. They are also a good source of photochemicals, which help protect our cells from damage that can lead to cancer. Aim for a plate of food that has at least two-thirds whole grains, vegetables, beans or fruit. Dairy products, fish, and meat should take up no more than a third of the plate.
Avoid refined carbohydrates: Carbohydrates help fuel the proper functioning of our bodies and especially the brain, so cutting out carbs from diet suggest isn’t always healthy. However, it’s important to avoid refined carbohydrates from foods made with white sugar, white flour, white pasta, white rice, and concentrated fruit juices. The carbohydrates we need to fuel our body can be got through vegetables and fruits because they are loaded with fiber and evidence suggest that diets high in fiber prevent cancers and promote weight control.
Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids: A growing body of research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of cancer and help manage certain cancers. For good health, Americans need to eat more foods containing omega-3 like fatty fish, fish oil, walnuts, seafood and spinach and avoid foods with omega-6 fatty acids which are often found in oils, fast food, processed snack foods and pastries. Since many cancers are linked to chronic inflammation, increasing consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is important as it reduces inflammation in the body.
Follow the rainbow: When eating for disease prevention, the best health tip we can follow is to “follow the rainbow,” meaning that we should include as many colorful foods in diet as possible. The beautiful colors found in vegetables and fruits are the results of antioxidants, which protect our body from the damage of free radicals and build a shield around them so that they are unable to damage the cells in our bodies, which can cause cancer and other chronic diseases. While it’s impossible to keep bodies from accumulating free radicals, by eating more whole foods we can borrow their antioxidant super powers to reduce aging and diseases.