Sunday, March 4, 2012

Anti-cancer fruit and vegetables

Seen people around you or on news or television getting "cancer more and more" everytime?? There are actually ways to prevent us, or reduce our risks of cancer actually, which is the most importantly, 'the food we consumed'...

Essentially, cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. It is usually the damage to DNA which results in cancer.. Sometimes damage is due to unknown causes, while in other cases, damage is caused by free radicals and other chemicals in the body and the environment.. Therefore, a healthy lifestyle reduces our risk of getting cancer actually.. There's no single food that can cause or prevent cancer, but a healthy diet and lifestyle can work together to protect the body's cells and DNA from damage..

To help reduce the risk of cancer, we should:
..:.. consume plenty of fruits and vegetables
..:.. eat a variety of wholegrain cereals and breads
..:.. be physically active and maintain a healthy weight
..:.. select food with low fat

There are some examples of anti-cancer fruits and vegetables:
Food type: Allium
Examples: garlic, onion, leeks, chives, shallots

Food type: Berries
Examples: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mulberries

Food type: Citrus
Examples: mandarins, pomelos, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit

Food type: Cruciferous
Examples: brocolli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Asian greens vegetables

Food type: Green leafy
Examples: spinach, silverbeet, dark green and purple lettuce

Food type: Red/orange
Examples: carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, red capsicum, tomatoes, rockmelon, peaches, apricots, mangos

So, did you consumed these food in your daily life??

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