Diet and cancer are closely linked, according to health experts. Diet plays a much more important role than we think, especially when it comes to the development of cancer.
Moreover, colorectal cancer depends directly on lifestyle and what we consume daily.
Although colorectal cancer can have multiple causes and risk factors, diet seems to be a key element in its prevention or development. Currently, most foods are intensely processed, full of toxins that can seriously harm the body.
Nutrition and colorectal cancer. What influence does diet have?
Vasi Rădulescu, a famous Romanian doctor, explains what you need to know about food and cancer, what is the connection between them and how your diet influences your body.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in men and the third in women in Europe. In winter, proper nutrition can play a role in cancer risk, especially for colorectal cancer. Choosing a healthy lifestyle, such as eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and limiting your consumption of red and processed meat can help you reduce your risk of cancer.
Enough exercise, limiting alcohol, avoiding tobacco use and maintaining a healthy weight can also help protect you from cancer. Learn how to
Live a cancer prevention lifestyle that includes adding healthy foods to your diet and eliminating foods and beverages that promote the growth of cancer cells.
- Eat dairy, rich in calcium, because studies have shown that low calcium is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
- Choose whole grains, a rich source of fiber, magnesium, vitamins and nutrients, which reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Fiber also helps you eliminate carcinogens from your diet.
- Eat beans, peas and the like,
rich in fiber, protein, vitamins B and E, as well as flavonids and antioxidants, useful against the development of cancer cells
- Make a colorful plate of fruits and vegetables
- Fatty fish such as salmon have abundant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, fats that stimulate heart health and can help inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
- Reconsider red meat. Although protein is an important part of your daily diet, this type of red meat may not be the best choice to meet your needs. Diets rich in red meat such as meat
beef, lamb and pork make colorectal cancer much more likely. Why? No one knows for sure, but it is possible to form harmful, cancer-causing substances when the meat is cooked at high temperatures. Alternatively, there may be something in the flesh itself that promotes cancer. Red meat also has a high content of unhealthy saturated fats, which increases the risk of breast cancer and aggressive prostate cancer. Eating a high-fat diet increases the risk of many cancers, while a low-fat diet can reduce the risk of cancer.
- Avoid cold cuts and other processed meats
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Eat more olive oil
- Aromatic herbs are a real help
- Choose foods rich in selenium, such as mushrooms, onions, garlic, sunflower seeds.
- Coffee apparently protects against both colorectal and liver cancer “, recommends Dr. Vasi Rădulescu on his own blog.
Source: DoctorulZilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.
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