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Things to Do to Help Prevent Cancer
Nearly 13 million people a year are diagnosed with cancer around the world. It’s the second leading cause of death in the US. Heart disease is the only thing that kills more Americans than cancer. It kills 500,000 Americans each year. Knowing that, wouldn’t you want to know five ways that you can prevent cancer? Let’s look at some simple steps you can take to prevent a disease that is notoriously hard to treat.
Have a large portion of your diet be foods that enhance your immune system.
Your immune system is crucial in fighting off cancer, and so you want to be eating a lot of foods that help boost your immune system. Foods rich in glutathione are excellent in boosting your immune system. Foods like walnuts, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels spouts help boost glutathione production in your body. What’s more is that these foods have a lot of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and minerals that help protect your cells. Glutathione is considered the mother of all antioxidants. It’s the single most important molecule you need more of in your system to help prevent cancer.
Consume several portions of different fruits and vegetables each day. Stir it up, literally!
A daily stir-fry with different fruits and vegetables, a real medley of colors, a rainbow-colored dish of cancer-fighting ingredients, should be a part of your diet. A daily soup, smoothie, or juice with these raw fruits and vegetables should also be an option if you just don’t like the idea of fruits and vegetables on their own, or even steamed with butter. It’s just hard to get a lot of them down if they’re not blended or in a tasty stir-fry dish. The downside to cooking them is that you lose a lot of the valuable nutrients, but in some vegetables, cabbage, for instance, you actually bring out more nutrients by cooking it. It just seems more natural to eat them raw, though, doesn’t it? Colored fruits and vegetables are just full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, and they are full of a lot of fiber as well, which helps to flush out a lot of nasty business from your system. When fruits and vegetables are in their raw state, your body can absorb the maximum amount of cancer-fighting antioxidants and nutrients into your bloodstream.
Stay away from sugar at all costs!
Sugar has been shown to dramatically weaken the immune system, and especially the parts used in killing cancer cells before they ever show up clinically. Studies have shown that eating a lot of sugary foods decreases your immunity, and it increases production of a molecule that promotes different kinds of cancer.
Steer clear of environmental toxins.
There are dozens of known carcinogens. Carcinogens have been shown to cause at least one kind of cancer in people. The highest levels of exposure occur in an industrial or occupational setting, but there are exposures in the environment as well.
Exercise on a regular basis.