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Cancer prevention

  1. 1. Your cancer prevention planWe can prevent bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, and oral, skin, stomach, and larynx,esophageal, uterine cancer by carefully choosing what we eat, drink and breathe. The followingtips will show us how:FOODS TO FIGHT CANCER: a) Increase Fiber intake : whole grain breads, rice, wheat and bran cereals, popcorn, raisins, peaches, apricots, peas, apples with skin, oranges, strawberries, cherries, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, kidney beans, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower. b) Eat less fat Cut down on saturated fat (fat that stays solid at room temperature. Avoid fried fish, meat and poultry. Eat only baked /broiled lean meats, skinned poultry and low fat dairy products. c) Reach for Vitamin A Eat foods rich in vitamin A-dark green or deep yellow vegetables; tomatoes, carrots, squash, and fruits like cantaloupe, apricots, peaches. d) Eat a carrot a day (a must) Beta carotene is the natural pigment found in fruits and vegetables that your body turns into Vit. A. it has been found out to prevent cancer. How much carotene would you need to have in your diet to reduce your risk of cancer? 6,750 international units (IU) = the amount of carotene in one carrot. e). smokers need their B’s Tobacco smoke may deplete 2 essentials B vitamins, namely vitamin b12 and folate from the cells linning the lungs. Get vit.12 by eating lean beefs and other meats and fish, such as salmon and oysters. Good source of folate include kidney beans, soybeans, cowpeas, spinach, brewers yeast, broccoli and sweet potatoes. f) Hold the bacon Nitrates from many processed meat products may stop you from getting food poisoning; they may contribute to giving you cancer. It’s best to use these foods (hotdogs, bacon, ham, bologna, and sausages) in moderation or skip them altogether or make it in the microwave (to reduce fat and nitrosamines). g) Eat your bacon with an orange juice chaser People who eat vitamin C-rich fresh fruits daily have a lower incidence of cancer and prevent colon and lung cancer. Vitamin C is so potent against cancer due to its ability to halt the formation of cancer-forming nitrosamines that form in the stomach after eating foods containing nitrates. H. calcium helps block colon cancer People who were cancer free ate a diet richer in calcium than those with the disease. Calcium may slow cancer development by binding with the fat and bile acids that could cause bowel tumors. I. Open wide for vitamin E Vit.E is an anti-oxidant, and slower oxidation of body cells may protect against cancer. Research evidence show that Vit. E can help prevent cancer, enhance the effectiveness of anticancer drugs used in chemotherapy. Foods rich in vit. E is
  2. 2. wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds and oil, almonds, peanuts, pecans, soybean oil, lobsters and salmon.J. go easy on the iron People with high stores of the mineral iron in their body are at greater risk of developing cancer. Don’t take extra iron unless you need to or take a multivitamin supplement with the 18 milligram daily intake only. Good sources of iron are lean meat, dark meat poultry, fish, dried beans, whole grains, dried fruit, enriched grain products and leafy vegetables. Eat foods rich in vitamin C along with meals. It will improve your iron absorption.K. selenium shows some promise Too little selenium may increase your chances of getting cancer. People with advanced cancer had the least selenium of all. Get selenium from foods only- tuna fish, kidney, liver, grains, nuts and rice.L. head for the cabbage patch Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli) contain a substance that helps prevent cancer. Include these vegetables in your cancer prevention diet.M. go heavy on the onions, please Evidence shows onion extracts placed in s test tube with cancer cells stopped cancer growth in its tracks. Tumors growth inhibition began after 24 hours and after 4 days and 10 days of incubation, there was a noted decrease in tumor proliferation. They’re found a link between low cancer rates and foods from the affirm family of plants including onions and garlic.N. start a strawberry patch Strawberries contain an acid called ellagic acid that can kill /destroy cancer – causing compounds (hydrocarbons) one of the chemical found in tobacco smoke that known to cause cancer. Ellagic acid can be found in grapes and Brazil nuts.o. Fish eaters have less cancer Fish contain omega 3 which have been shown to suppress cancer cells in laboratory tests. Try to increase the amount of fish in your diet.P. tea for you Researchers believe that a compound in the tea called EGCG –can block tumor- promoting agents. Green tea made from unfermented green leaves can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Oriental green tea is sold in a wide variety of herbal teas in stores.G. watch where you’re working The smoky fumes from high temperature cooking oils could cause cancer. If you cook with a wok, try to keep the oil temperatures down and by woking in a well- ventilated areas.U. practice safe grilling Both smoke and char create possible cancer-causing compounds that can be deposited on food. To minimize your barbecue risk, cover the grill with foil to protect the meat from the smokes and flames. Punch holes in the foil to let the fat drip out. Wrap vegetables and fish in foil to preserve the flavors and to protect them from smoke. Poach or microwave poultry or thick meat until
  3. 3. partially cooked, then finish it and on the grill. This cuts cooking time and reduces exposure to smoke. Trim charred parts before eating. If you eat smoked products, do so in moderation.II. A CANCER –FREE LIFESTYLE a) Root for a smokeless society cigarette smoking is the most important known preventable cause of cancer. And it’s never too late to stop-no matter how long you’ve been smoking. Make the next cigarette you put out your lost. b) Do it for HER and your CHILDREN Wives of smokers are more likely to develop breast cancer than wives of nonsmokers. A passive smoking link could explain why breast rates are rising in so many countries. c) Too fat is too risky In a massive 12 year study conducted by the American cancer society, researchers found a marked increase in cancers of the uterus, gallbladder, kidney, stomach, colon and breast associated with obesity. An obese or overweight person has greater risk of cancer than those of normal body weight. d) Drink in moderation Researchers found that people who drank 3 alcohol drinks a day had a 3x grater risk of developing rectal cancer than those who never drink and in women – breast cancer. e) Get out and exercise Inactive people are at increased risk of cancer. Exercise may help you avoid cancer and a healthier lifestyle. Start walking, swimming, riding a bicycle or anything that will get you exercising at least 30 minutes 3x a week. f) Put your ride in park a 22 year study of more than 3000 men suggest that type A behavior-hard-driving, impatient, sometimes hostile-may increase the risk of death from most evey type of cancer. g) Smile, you’ll live longer Being depressed could increase your risk of dying from cancer. Happiness will help ensure you’ll be around longer. At least, it’s the right attitude to have.III. SPEND TIME WITH GODDear Nicolas, If you want to have victory in your daily life and over sickness, spend time alone withGod , pray, talk to God, praise and worship the Lord, thanking Him for all the good things He hasgiven you and experience the value of being in the presence of God. Spending time in Hispresence (the secret place of your refuge) changes you from what you are what only Hecan make you to be. The Lord is your great healer- JUST BELIEVE and be THANKFUL. HE LOVESYOU -SISTER LINDA FOODS TO HELP YOU LIVE PRODUCTIVE, VIBRANT AND LONGER LIVES God has been very gracious to have given us food which can help build up and restorehealth. Food, the very vehicle of health and life-giving nutrients. When used properly, is anindispensable part of many treatment plans. Tip: eat more slowly, chew well before swallowingand enjoy your food-and enjoy more years of eating. Cancer fighting potentials:
  4. 4. A. vegetables: B. fruits: − Kangkong − Toge − Apples − apricots − tomatoes − Peas − Prunes − avocado − Parseley − Corn − Plums(duhat) − banana − Spinach − Squash − Guava − mangostein − Celery − Lettuce − Mango − peaches − Carrots − Sweet pepper − Melon − ]cherries − Cauliflower − Turnips − Papaya − rectarines − Eggplant − Collards − Cantaloupe − Potato − Camote tops − Strawberries − Soybeans − Onion/ginger − Blueberries − Mustard − Garlic(dilaw) − Tangerine green − Broccoli − Raisins − Cowpeas − Asparagus − Grapefruits − Chicpeas − Artichokes − Oranges − Malunggay − Dandelion green − honeydews − saluyotC. Fish (omega-3) F. red meats − tuna − lowest fat cut − salmon − flank steak − sardines − mackerel G. oils ( that has more HDL-lowers LDL-bad − halibut cholesterol) − flounder Canola( best)D. Fowl ,eat (skinless) − sunflower oil − chicken breast(native) − olive oil − turkey − soya oilE. Cereals − corn oil − bulgur − peanut oil − wheat bran − sesame oil − wheat germ − coconut vegetable oil(worst) − brown rice − whole wheat bread − oatsREFERENCE: Lifespan –plus 908 natural techniques to live longer 101 foods to help extend your life By: don Barone and Sharon Faelten Project research assistant: dawn horbath 1990, rodale press,luc P.A, U.S.A