Happy Tuesday everyone! I am back today with Baptist Health South Florida discussing a really important topic…cancer. Cancer has affected almost every single person I know in one way, shape or form. Cancer is influenced by two main factors; genetics and lifestyle choices including: tobacco, diet, alcohol, and obesity. According to recent studies and the American Cancer Society, this also means that many forms of these cancers are preventable [to some extent].
I know that eating well and exercising consistently can be difficult for a lot of people, but the effort is well worth the reward! You can literally add years to your life by making small changes. Start slowly by adding fruits and veggies to your daily routine and maybe replace one steak a week with a piece of lean protein. Let us see what the experts have to say! Check out the video below.
Want to know how you should be eating?
Check out today’s prescription for health:
(Video: Alice Pereira and Susan Nowrouzi, registered dietitians and cancer nutrition specialists at Baptist Health South Florida, outline dietary guidelines that can help lower your risks for many cancers while promoting general health.)
In a nutshell make sure to…
1.) Eat More Fruits & Vegetables:
Diets filled with fruits and vegetables provide phytochemicals, a class of nutrients that occur naturally in plants. They also offer vitamins and minerals, all which can act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the cellular processes of the body and help your body fight inflammation.
2.) Less Processed Meat & Sugars:
Red or processed meats contain chemicals that irritate and damage cells, which can increase your risk of cancer,” Pereira says. Certain sugars can also increase your risk of breast cancer reoccurrence.