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4 crucial dietary steps to help reduce your cancer risk

Dietary steps for cancer prevention
Dietary steps for cancer prevention
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You are what you eat. But this goes a long way. What you eat daily can help prevent the most dreadful disease: Cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, “About 1,660,290 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013, and in 2013 about 580,350 Americans are projected to die of cancer, almost 1,600 people a day.

This is alarming to say the least.

In the United States, cancer is the second most common cause of death, just behind heart disease.

Take charge of your body and control what you eat.

Eating the right foods may reduce your risk of cancer.

Let’s take a look at some organic foods and dietary tips.

1. Eat more dietary fiber:

Organic foods with dietary fiber are very important for digestive health, as they reduce constipation and clean the gut. Because they clean the gut, they move toxic substances out of the intestines that may potentially cause colon cancer. Many studies have shown a link between dietary fiber intake and colorectal cancer risk, including an important one published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Some healthy high fiber organic foods are Swiss chard, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, legumes, nuts, apples, and bananas.

2. Add raw vegetables and fruits in your diet:

They can help decrease your cancer risk.

Fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, which are known to provide anti-inflammatory benefits and help reduce the effects of oxidative stress. Organic foods with antioxidants are key to reducing cancer risk

(Please read our article on the top 10 cancer fighting foods for more information about the organic foods you should include in your diet).

3. Reduce meat consumption:

Many studies have shown an increased risk in people who are meat eaters versus those who eat an organic plant-based diet.

Organic vegetables have many more essential nutrients for preventing cancer and they also have less fat than meat.

Cooked meat can contain carcinogenic compounds, which are compounds that can cause cancer.

Studies have linked meat consumption to many types of cancers including breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

4. Start adding organic turmeric to your food:

It is truly a superstar spice. Organic turmeric is called the “Indian solid gold” because of its many health benefits.

Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is considered a major risk factor for cancer.

A study conducted by the Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center (VCU) found that organic turmeric, when combined with the anti-nausea drug thalidomide was able to kill multiple myeloma cells.

AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet. This organic food is not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

For the entire article.

Top 10 cancer fighting foods.

New study shows turmeric kills multiple myeloma cells.

For 18 tips to help prevent breast cancer.

Fight breast cancer with curcumin and omega-3s.

For a cancer-fighting drink.

For a breast cancer prevention juice.


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