This brings up an important topic… Can you avoid cancer through diet?
There’s some evidence that certain foods can cut your risk. Although there’s no hard proof that the right diet will guarantee a long life free of cancer, chances are you’ll be healthier longer if you include some of these choices in your everyday meals:
• Beans. Add kidney beans, pinto, navy beans, chick peas, black-eyed peas, and lima beans to your diet. Legumes such as lentils and peas are high in fiber, which may help your body eliminate carcinogens. Fiber has also has been shown to reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.
• Berries. These are a good source of antioxidants that protect your body against tissue damage and may help reduce your cancer risk. Blueberries are high in antioxidants. In addition, strawberries and raspberries contain ellagic acid, which may help to prevent cancers of the skin, bladder, lung, and breast.
• Vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower have been associated with a lower risk of lung, stomach, and colorectal cancers. Dark green, leafy vegetables (spinach, romaine lettuce, and kale) are high in fiber and antioxidants. The carotenoids in these vegetables appear to be effective in slowing the formation of some tumors.
Stay healthy my friends!