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The Top Foods and Supplements to Help Reduce Your Cancer Risk
We are simply overwhelmed with the amount of information that we receive on a daily basis as to what health choices to make to reduce the risk of cancer. The list of vitamins and supplements as well as the best foods would have us eating or popping pills every minute of the day. Almost everyone is confused about the topic but there are some basic guidelines to follow that will help in selecting the right ones that may reduce your risk.
The first thing you need to know is that cancer is not just one disorder. It encompasses many forms and so there aren’t any one-shot answers. The best lesson is to follow what we are told by the professionals: eat healthy, exercise, don’t abuse alcohol or any medication. While that’s all great, we know of a number of people that have done that, and still get cancer. Researchers are showing that a diet that includes a lot of natural and fresh foods and less of the processed foods is the best choice for you. You should have a good selection of fruit such as kiwi and berries, vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and the other ‘greens’ and add tomatoes and spices such as garlic. Lots of good fresh fish, organic and free-range chicken, nuts and legumes. Limit the starches in the diet and substitute them with whole grains and sweet potatoes.
From a supplement standpoint, many studies are showing that Vitamins D and K are top on the list. You won’t want to add any supplements without checking with your major medical provider first. Each person needs a different level. Selenium is an antioxidant that assists your live in breaking down some of the cancer-causing agents. CoQ10 in modest amounts can boost the immune system and help to inhibit certain types of cancer. Lycopene is also an antioxidant that helps in the prevention of cell damage.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.