Prevention of cancer adjust your diet
Through our diet we can affect the development of cancer and its evolution. We all can gradually change our way to feed us and transform our diet in preventive weapon cancers! For each food category that change and in what direction?
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Prevention of cancer adjust your diet
ADJUST YOUR DIET TO PREVENT CANCER!
Through our diet we can affect the development of cancer and its evolution. We all can
gradually change our way to feed us and transform our diet in preventive weapon cancers!
For each food category that change and in what direction?
Fruits and vegetables galore
Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, fruits and vegetables often act early in the
cancer process, helping the cells to protect against environmental aggressions (tobacco,
pollution, asbestos, solvents, radiation ...). Thus fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of
cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus), lung, stomach,
bladder and cervix. Fruits and vegetables contain lots of water and are thus very low in
calories, which helps reduce the risk of overweight and obesity. Or obesity is itself an
important risk factor for most cancers, and particularly cancers of the colon, breast, cervix,
kidney and lung. The third advantage of vegetables (especially when cooked) is their fiber
content, which is also found in greater quantities still in cereals and legumes.
Cereals and legumes: choose full or half-full
They bring energy as carbohydrate, but mostly, they are rich in fiber. These fibers pass into
the colon and will help eliminate carcinogenic compounds to the diet. Indirectly, they also
facilitate the elimination of estrogen hormones which enhance the proliferation of breast
cancer tumor cells. In the end, cereals and legumes help prevent cancers of the colon and
breast. But the fibers are also known to reduce the risk of overweight and obesity. Note that
the complete or semi-complete cereals (who kept their shell, called "sound") contribute to
the intake of vitamins and minerals.
Milk, dairy products and cheeses in moderation
Dairy products are very interesting for their intakes of calcium, a mineral element critical to
the construction and maintenance of the skeleton, which is also known to reduce the risk of
colorectal cancer. However, it will not be abused because they are high in calories and high
in saturated acids, promoting excess weight. Furthermore, in excess and in adolescence,
dairy products may induce excessive growth and thus promote breast, ovarian and
Meat and charcuterie: limit
Red meat increases the risk of colorectal and prostate cancer. It is therefore recommended
to limit quantities and opt for diversification by replacing several red meat dishes per week
per fish, poultry, eggs, cereals and legumes. Moreover, it is better to be wary of cooking: a
overcooked meat is carcinogenic while the fat burning grill are also toxic. Meat said
transformed or meats, are severely limiting because they contain excessive amounts of salt
and chemicals. In the end, to prevent cancer, it's best to settle for a meat intake twice a
week and a protein meal a day focusing poultry, eggs and fish.
Fats: keep only the good fats
Fats (lipids) are concentrated energy and calories. They therefore indirectly promote obesity
and cancer. The total fatty acid intake also promotes directly colorectal, breast and
endometrium. Overall, it is the saturated fats and hydrogenated trans that are harmful to
health. We find the first mainly in animal products (meat, cheese, butter ...) and second in
industrial products (pastries, cookies, cakes, donuts, breadcrumbs, etc.). We must therefore
limit these products and focus on vegetable fats: olive oil and rapeseed particular.
Fish: 2 times a week or more
The effect of fish is particularly well demonstrated in preventing colon cancer. The strength
of the fish is its richness in omega-3 fatty acids, especially the fattier fish such as sardines,
salmon, herring ... Note that omega-3 found in fish are also beneficial to the cardiovascular
and also to prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease.
Food and drinks sweetened: limit
Please note, cancer cells "feed" of sugar. Sweetened products are therefore limited. Priority
should be given foods with a low glycemic index, the insulin spike after concommation
remains moderate. Furthermore, consumption of sugary products (which are also often very
bold) promotes weight gain, which is to be avoided to prevent cancer.
Alcoholic beverages: eliminate!
If one drink per meal can be positive vis-à-vis cardiovascular disease, it is not the same for
cancer. Once a glass of alcohol, the risk of cancer increases. If it is difficult to choose, it must
at least respect extreme moderation. For your overall health, do not exceed 1-6 drinks per
week and avoid intoxication!
For more details, see: http://diet-tips.tk