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  • Thursday, 18 August 2022
Ways in which eating well helps in preventing and beating cancer

Ways in which eating well helps in preventing and beating cancer

Tips for eating right.


Avoid or limit alcohol

Alcohol consumption is considered a major modifiable risk factor for cancer. Even a moderate amount of alcohol increases your risk of some types of cancer. If you choose to drink limit alcoholic beverages to no more than one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men.


Choose foods first.

Research suggests that nutrients found naturally in foods offers a protective effect. Choose nutrient - rich, whole foods and beverages as the best source of nutrients for cancer prevention.


Focus on plant proteins

Beans and lentils are sources of proteins, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and other necessary nutrients. Eating more proteins than animal protein is associated with lower risk of many types of cancer.


Moderate your portions of red and processed meats.

Research suggests a link between colon and other types of cancer and red meat intake. This is especially true for processed meats such as ham, bacon and hot dogs. Enjoy a small portion of meat and fill the rest of your plate with vegetables, fruits and whole grain.


Include vegetables, fruits and whole grain.

It is not clear which components in vegetables and fruits are most protective against cancer. So enjoy a variety of these foods as they are often rich sources of a variety of nutrients.


Limit added sugars and solid fats.

Limit your intake of foods with added sugars and solid fats that provide a lot of calories but few nutrients. These foods include : sugar- sweetened beverages, highly processed snack foods and desserts.


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