Remember that "you are what you eat" and what goes in your body affects your body. It seems logical that what you eat will
affect your risk for cancer. Following the list below will help reduce your risk for cancer.
- Eat a variety of healthy foods. Many cancers have increased risks for people who do not recieve all the necessary nutrients from eating a variety of foods. For example, antioxidants, nutrients in certain vegetables and fruits that appear to protect the body against damage to tissues that occurs constantly as a result of normal metabolism, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and carotenoids are proven to reduce risk of some cancers.
- Eat five or more servings of a fruits and vegetables each day.
- Choose whole grains over processed (refined) grains and sugars.
- Choose fish, poultry, and beans over red meats.
- Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.
It has been shown that obesity raises one's risk for breast cancer, colon cancer, endometrial cancer,
kidney cancer, esophageal cancer, oral cancer, and pancreatic cancer. It has also been proven that the risk for
mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, and breast cancer increases with the consumption of alcohol.