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31 Simple Ways to Prevent Cancer Small changes to inoculate yourself against cancer Most cancers dont develop overnight

or out of nowhere. Cancer is largely predictable the end result of a decades! long process but "ust a few simple changes in your daily life can significantly reduce your ris#. $ere are 31 great tips. 1. Serve sauer#raut at your ne%t picnic. & 'innish study found that the fermentation process involved in ma#ing sauer#raut produces several other cancer!fighting compounds including ()Cs indoles and sulforaphane. )o reduce the sodium content rinse canned or "arred sauer#raut before eating. *. +at your fill of broccoli but steam it rather than microwaving it. ,roccoli is a cancer!preventing superfood one you should eat fre-uently. ,ut ta#e note. & Spanish study found that microwaving broccoli destroys /0 percent of the vegetables cancer!protective flavonoids. So steam it eat it raw as a snac# or add it to soups and salads. 3. )oast some ,ra1il nuts and sprin#le over your salad. )heyre a rich form of selenium a trace mineral that convinces cancer cells to commit suicide and helps cells repair their 23&. & $arvard study of more than 1 444 men with prostate cancer found those with the highest blood levels of selenium were 56 percent less li#ely to develop

advanced disease over 13 years than men with the lowest levels. &nd a dramatic five!year study conducted at Cornell 7niversity and the 7niversity of &ri1ona showed that *44 micrograms of selenium daily 8 the amount in two unshelled ,ra1il nuts 8 resulted in 93 percent fewer prostate tumors :6 percent fewer colorectal cancers 59 percent fewer lung malignancies and a 3/ percent overall decrease in cancer deaths. 5. Pop a calcium supplement with vitamin 2. & study out of 2artmouth Medical School suggests that the supplements reduce colon polyps ;a ris# factor for colon cancer< in people susceptible to the growths. :. &dd garlic to everything you eat. =arlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune systems natural defenses against cancer and may have the potential to reduce tumor growth. Studies suggest that garlic can reduce the incidence of stomach cancer by as much as a factor of 1*> 9. Saut? two cloves of crushed garlic in * tablespoons of olive oil then mi% in a can of low!sodium diced tomatoes. Stir gently until heated and serve over whole wheat pasta. We already mentioned the benefits of garlic. )he lycopene in the tomatoes protects against colon prostate and bladder cancers@ the olive oil helps your body absorb the lycopene@ and the fiber!filled pasta reduces your ris# of colon cancer.

&s for the benefits of all of these ingredients together. )hey taste great> 0. +very wee# buy a cantaloupe at the grocery store and cut it up after you put away your groceries. Store it in a container and eat several pieces every morning. Cantaloupe is a great source of carotenoids plant chemicals shown to significantly reduce the ris# of lung cancer. )he Power of &ntio%idants 6. Mi% half a cup of blueberries into your morning cereal. ,lueberries ran# number one in terms of their antio%idant power. &ntio%idants neutrali1e free radicals which are unstable compounds that can damage cells and lead to diseases including cancer. /. Aearn to eat articho#es tonight. &rticho#es are a great source of silymarin an antio%idant that may help prevent s#in cancer. )o eat these delicious veggies peel off the tough outer leaves on the bottom slice the bottom and cut off the spi#y top. )hen boil or steam until tender about 34!5: minutes. 2rain. 2ip each leaf in a vinaigrette or garlic mayonnaise then gently tear the fibrous covering off with your front teeth wor#ing your way inward to the tender heart. Bnce there gently scoop the bristles from the middle of the heart dip in a little butter or lemon "uice and en"oy>

14. Coat barbecue food with a thic# sauce. =rilling meat can create a variety of cancer!causing chemicals. ,ut researchers from the &merican (nstitute for Cancer Cesearch found that coating the meat with a thic# marinade and thereby preventing direct contact with the charring flames reduced the amount of such chemicals created. &nother tip. Precoo# your meat in the oven and then throw it on the grill to finish. 11. +very time you go to the bathroom stop by the #itchen or water cooler for a glass of water. & ma"or study published in )he 3ew +ngland Dournal of Medicine in 1//9 found that men who dran# si% 6!ounce glasses of water every day slashed their ris# of bladder cancer in half. &nother study lin#ed the amount of water women dran# to their ris# of colon cancer with heavy water drin#ers reducing their ris# up to 5: percent. 1*. )a#e up a tea habit. )he healing powers of green tea have been valued in &sia for thousands of years. (n the West new research reveals that it protects against a variety of cancers as well as heart disease. Some scientists believe that a chemical in green tea called +=C= could be one of the most powerful anticancer compounds ever discovered. 13. $ave a beer tonight. ,eer protects against the bacterium $elicobacter pylori #nown to cause ulcers and possibly lin#ed to stomach cancer. ,ut dont overdo it. 2rin#ing more

than one or two alcoholic drin#s a day may increase your ris# of mouth throat esophageal liver and breast cancer. 15. )hrow some salmon on the grill tonight. &ustralian researchers studying Canadians ;go figure< found those who ate four or more servings of fish per wee# were nearly one! third less li#ely to develop the blood cancers leu#emia myeloma and non!$odg#ins lymphoma. Bther studies show a lin# between eating fatty fish ;salmon mac#erel halibut sardines and tuna as well as shrimp and scallops< with a reduced ris# of endometrial cancer in women. &h those ama1ing omega!3s at it again> 1:. )a#e a multivitamin every morning. Many studies suggest getting the ideal levels of vitamins and minerals can improve your immune system function and help prevent a variety of cancers. 19. =et about 1: minutes of sunlight on your s#in each day. Eouve heard of the sunshine vitamin vitamin 2 havent youF )urns out weve been so good at heeding advice to slather on sun lotion and avoid the suns rays that many of us arent getting enough of this valuable nutrient. Cesearchers find that getting too little vitamin 2 may increase your ris# of multiple cancers including breast colon prostate ovarian and stomach as well as osteoporosis diabetes multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

)he best sourceF +%posure to 7G, rays found in natural and artificial sunlight. &bout 1: minutes a day ought to do it. &void overe%posure of course. )hat can increase your ris# for cancers of the s#in. Eou can also get vitamin 2 in your calcium supplement if you choose a supplement that contains both. 10. Carry a shot glass in your beach bag. )hen fill it with sunscreen and rub it all over your body. & shot glass holds about 1.: ounces which is how much sunscreen dermatologists estimate you need to protect yourself from the cancer!causing 7G rays of the sun. Cepeat every two hours. 16. Cut a #iwifruit in half then scoop out the flesh with a spoon. 3ow eat> Hiwi is a little hand grenade of cancer! fighting antio%idants including vitamin C vitamin + lutein and copper. Eou can also rub a couple of cut #iwifruit on a low!fat cut of meat as a tenderi1er. *4. Cut out high!fat animal protein. & Eale study found that women who ate the most animal protein had a 04 percent higher ris# of developing non!$odg#ins lymphoma while those who ate diets high in saturated fat increased their ris# /4 percent. So switch to low!fat or nonfat dairy have poultry or fish instead of beef or por# and use olive oil instead of butter.*1. $ave your partner feed you grapes. )heyre great sources of resveratrol the cancer!protecting compound

found in wine but dont have the alcohol of wine which can increase the ris# of breast cancer in women. Plus the closeness such an activity engenders ;we hope< strengthens your immune system. **. Sprin#le scallions over your salad. & diet high in onions may reduce the ris# of prostate cancer :4 percent. ,ut the effects are strongest when theyre eaten raw or lightly coo#ed. So try scallions Gidalia onions shallots or chives for a milder taste. *3. Ma#e a batch of fresh lemonade or limeade. & daily dose of citrus fruits may cut the ris# of mouth throat and stomach cancers by half &ustralian researchers found. 7nnecessary Chemicals *5. )a#e a 34!minute wal# every evening after dinner. )hats all it ta#es to reduce your breast cancer ris# according to a study from the 'red $utchinson Cancer Cesearch Center in Seattle. )urns out that moderate e%ercise reduces levels of estrogen a hormone that contributes to breast cancer. When 104 overweight couch potato women ages :4!0: did some form of moderate e%ercise for about three hours a wee# levels of circulating estrogen dropped significantly after three months. &fter a year those who lost at least * percent of their body fat had even greater decreases in estrogen.

&nother study lin#ed four hours a wee# of wal#ing or hi#ing with cutting the ris# of pancreatic cancer in half. )he benefits are probably related to improved insulin metabolism due to the e%ercise. *:. ,uy organic foods. )heyre grown without added pesticides or hormones both of which can cause cellular damage that may eventually lead to cancer. *9. Aearn to love dandelions. 7sing commercial pesticides on your lawn may increase your ris# of cancer since most contain pesticides such as * 5!2 ;lin#ed to non!$odg#ins lymphoma< and MCPP ;associated with soft!tissue cancers<. Plus pesticides used solely on lawns dont have to go through the same rigorous testing for long!term health effects as those used on food. &nd as +I)he +nvironmental Maga1ine noted in a *445 article no federal studies have assessed the safety of lawn!care chemicals in combination the way most are sold. *0. ,uy clothes that dont need to be dry!cleaned. Many dry cleaners still use a chemical called perc ;perchloroethylene< found to cause #idney and liver damage and cancer in animals repeatedly e%posed through inhalation. ,uying clothes that dont re-uire dry cleaning or hand washing them yourself can reduce your e%posure to this chemical. (f you must dry!clean your clothes ta#e them out of the plastic bag and air them outside or in another room before wearing.

*6. Choose cucumbers over pic#les fresh salmon over lo%. Studies find that smo#ed and pic#led foods contain various carcinogens. */. Switch from french fries and potato chips to mashed potatoes and pret1els. & potential cancer!causing compound called acrylamide forms as a result of the chemical changes that occur in foods when theyre ba#ed fried or roasted. 3ot surprisingly many foods with the greatest amounts of acrylamide are also some of the worst!for!you foods such as french fries potato chips and ba#ed sweets. &lthough the results arent final yet Michael Dacobson Ph.2. e%ecutive director of the Center for Science in the Public (nterest estimates acrylamide causes between 1 444 and *: 444 cancers per year. $is agency has petitioned the 'ood and 2rug &dministration to set limits on the amount of acrylamide foods can contain. )he '2& is studying the issue. 34. =o for a spray!on tan. )heyre available in most tanning salons these days and unli#e tanning beds theres no evidence that they increase your ris# of s#in cancer. 31. Call up your bowling pal and hit the lanes. & study from the State 7niversity of 3ew Eor# at Stony ,roo# found that men with high levels of stress and those with less satisfying contacts with friends and family members had higher levels of prostate!specific antigen ;PS&< in their blood a mar#er for

the development of prostate cancer.

& slew of research suggests that eating a nutritious diet rich in cancer!fighting fruit vegetables herbs and spices could be #ey to #eeping the disease at bay. Auc#ily most of the best cancer!fighting foods are easily found in your local supermar#ets produce aisle. $eres a grocery list to get you started. Cabbage ,roccoli and Cauliflower Gegetables in the cabbage family also #nown as cole crops and cruciferous vegetables contain indole!3!carbinol a chemical that inhibits the growth of cancer cells. ,roccoli may also ward off colon and rectal cancer than#s to an en1yme called glucoraphanin that is especially abundant in broccoli sprouts. Carrots and Sweet Potatoes ,oth are rich in beta carotene which is believed to hinder the growth of a long list of cancers including lung throat stomach and prostate. ,erries

,lueberries strawberries and raspberries are all high in antio%idants which protect healthy cells from many cancers. )omatoes (ts lycopene a free radical!fighting antio%idant which puts tomatoes on the list. Studies have found that lycopene when consumed along with oil wards off a number of cancers including pancreatic breast and prostate. )han#s to yet another antio%idant vitamin c tomatoes pac# a double dose of powerful cancer!fighting punch. 'la% Seed Cich in omega!3 fatty acids and antio%idants #nown as lignans fla% seed helps #eep healthy cells from becoming cancerous. Bmega!3s have been shown to be particularly effective in combating colon cancer and provide numerous other health benefits as well from improved brain function to decreased ris# of heart disease.

=arlic Bnions Aee#s and Chives (ts a good thing most of us cant imagine coo#ing without at least one of the allium vegetables. 3ot only do they boost our

bodies immunity to cancer they also help destroy cancerous cells. Cesearch has lin#ed consumption of allium vegetables especially garlic to a reduced ris# of stomach colon and prostate cancers in particular.