The Top 5 Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk by mzzm9047


									The Top 5 Ways to Reduce Cancer Risk
By Tom Chua

For anyone who has experienced or witnessed cancer first hand, you know that it is a terrifying
experience. Despite the amount of time and research done by medical professionals, a cure for
cancer has yet to be discovered. Luckily, studies have proven that many types of cancer can be
prevented by simple lifestyle habits. Below are the top 5 lifestyle habits that you can develop in
order to reduce your cancer risk:

1. Pay Attention to Your Diet

The most important dietary step that you can take is to increase your intake of fruits and
vegetables. This is because fruits and vegetables contain fiber, vitamins, minerals and enzymes
that protect your cells.

Experts suggest limiting the amount of meat that you eat each week and eating plenty of whole
grains. Studies have shown that drinking 3 cups of green tea per day significantly reduces
women's' risk of developing breast cancer because it contains anti-oxidants that rid your body of
dangerous free-radicals.

Additionally, if you make sure to drink plenty of water each day you will reduce your risk of
developing cancer. This is because water eliminates toxins from your body. 8 glasses of water
per day will effectively lower your cancer risk.

2. Exercise and Maintain a Healthy Weight

Being overweight greatly increases your risk of many types of cancer. You don't have to
become a body builder or fitness expert, all you need to do is take part in moderate exercise for
30 minutes per day to significantly reduce your cancer risk (and your weight!) Even if you lead a
busy lifestyle, your exercise can be as simple as a brisk 30 minute walk.

3. Limit Risky Behaviour

It is no secret that tobacco use will significantly increase your risk of developing cancer.
Exposure to second hand smoke is also dangerous, because even though you aren't smoking a
cigarette, you are still exposed to the dangerous chemicals that they contain. Smoking
cigarettes has been linked to more than just lung cancer - studies have shown that you can
develop kidney, cervix and bladder cancer from them as well.
Many people don't realize that diseases contracted through unprotected sex can also increase
your risk of developing cancer. It is best to cut this type of risky behaviour from your life.

Also, excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to various cancers such as esophagus,
throat, liver, and colon. Doctors recommend that women who are genetically predisposed to
breast cancer abstain from drinking altogether.

4. Protect Yourself from the Sun

This may seem self-explanatory, as overexposure to the sun has been continuously linked to
skin cancer; however since golden tans are considered attractive to most people in Western
society, many people disregard the effects that the sun can have.

Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer, but luckily it is very preventable. Just remember to
regularly wear sunscreen, avoid tanning beds, and wear light and loose fitting clothing to protect
you from the sun's rays.

5. Natural Remedies and Vitamins

There are certain vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies that help to reduce the risk of cancer.
For example, higher levels of vitamin D intake have been linked a reduction in the number of
cases of cancer. As well, taking selenium supplements have been linked to a lower risk of
developing prostate cancer.

Taking these supplements may be something to consider since many of them are very low cost.
Moreover, you may be already taking them in your daily multivitamin without even knowing
about it.

If you take cancer prevention into your own hands starting today, you will find that the results
will last a lifetime.

Visit Natural Cancer Remedies to discover many natural remedies, vitamins and supplements
that are used to prevent and treat cancer around the world.

Find out the much talked about use of Lemon Cancer Treatment and discover if it really works.

Tom Chua is a licensed pharmacist who areas of research interest are in the use of natural
remedies and supplements for preventing and treating various health conditions.

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