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KNOWLEDGE IS POWER…
… and we all need power over the dreaded ‘c’ word. Especially in October, our annual Breast Cancer Awareness month.
We don’t have control over some of the known risk factors for cancer, but the likelihood of falling prey to the disease increases the older you get, rising sharply after the age of 65.
It’s caused by damage to our DNA, but medical experts estimate that up to four in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented. The foods we eat, even the oils we cook with, plus, of course, smoking, are all known to have an impact on our health. Whether we are obese or average weight also plays its part in warding off some types of cancer.
It may help to know this fact. Over 7,000 scientific studies have proven that nutrition plays a big part in helping to fight or prevent some types of cancer, as does exercise. The foods you eat have a message for your cells.
Our Western diet can play a dangerous game with our health. So, try replacing coffee with green tea, which is high in antioxidants – the enzymes that fight free radicals – and follow a nutrient-rich diet.
A book called Outside The Box Cancer Therapies: Alternative Therapies That Treat And Prevent Cancer says the Mediterranean way of eating is beneficial for decreasing our cancer risk. Enjoy vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, fish, spices, seafood and olive oil. Eat poultry, eggs, cheese and yoghurt in moderation. If you have any questions for me, drop me a tweet @ bestmag official.