Friday, April 15, 2011

Preventing Cancer

I get emails from The South Beach diet web sit every day with advice, health info, recipes and much more. Today's email was all about simple ways to help prevent cancer.  I was reading the list and it is ALL things we can easily do and should be doing any ways.  One or two surprised me because I had never heard it before so I thought I'd share it with y'all.

8 Tips to Help Lower Your Cancer Risk

In addition to benefiting your heart health, the South Beach Diet may also help lower your risk of developing cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein — exactly what the South Beach Diet encourages. In addition, many of their other recommendations match up with South Beach Diet guidelines. Here are small lifestyle changes you can make today that may help lower your risk of developing cancer in the future:
  • Limit or avoid fried foods.
  • Choose whole grains over refined-flour products.
  • Cut down on sweets.
  • Avoid fatty meats and poultry with the skin on.
  • Eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids from such foods as salmon and other-cold water fish and olive oil.
  • Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages to no more than one drink a day if you’re a woman or two if you’re a man.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy weight.
Taking control of your health by following these tips will help lower your risk of developing many kinds of cancer. Some people are genetically predisposed to cancer because of family history or environmental influences. If you think you may be at high risk for cancer, consult your physician.

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