Cancer, unlike many other diseases, comes from within the innermost processes of our bodies. It is one of the most internally focused diseases, and as such, what we do with our bodies throughout our life and continue to every day - has a huge impact on our chances to develop it. Nutrition plays a huge role, and that is why it is crucial to know the foods that fight to prevent cancer from developing in our bodies.
People fear cancer and many believe there is little they can do to prevent it. They put factors such as hereditary or genetic or sheer bad luck. However, research shows that this is not the case, and that lifestyle factors such as diet can play a major role in preventing cancer.
Did you know that about a third of all cancers are linked to bad eating habits?
There are small amounts of cancer in all our bodies. Most of them never get anywhere and are destroyed early on. What we call cancer are the ones that continue to get bigger and aren't stop by the immune systen. Anticancer molecules present in fruits and vegetables fight cancers at the source, before they can reach maturity.
You can think of cancer as a chronic disease, one that needs to be handled on an ongoing basis, whether you have it or not, with proper diet and healthy habits.
Two myths to forgo:
1. Fruits and vegetables contain pesticide residues that causes cancer.
FALSE: The residue is in trace amounts and no study has ever found a link between them and cancer.
2. Only organic fruits and vegetables offer real health benefits.
FALSE: In fact it would be just as well to consume regular fruits and vegetables and only occasionally eat organic foods.
A few more tips to fighting cancer:
1. Quit smoking (you knew that, though).
2. Try to reduce red meat and overall calorie intake.