Help Prevent Cancer

Cancer can be the end result of decades of practices that increase risk, but a few simple changes can shift the tracks to a healthier forecast. Keeping a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol and protecting your skin from the sun are long-term efforts that translate into everyday acts like:
• Taking a 30-minute walk at lunch. Physical activity is important to manage a healthy body weight.
• Switching out a cocktail for a glass of red wine, or better yet, a glass of water. Excess drinking is associated with liver and colon cancer.
• Applying sunblock or moisturizer with SPF protection. Skin cancer is the most common and preventable cancer.
• Having a salad. Eating four or more salads a week with healthy greens helps repair cells and even reduces a former smoker’s risk for lung cancer.
• Choosing leaner protein. Red meats like beef have higher fat content which promotes inflammation that can lead to diseases like cancer. Chicken, fish and seafood are the healthiest choices.
- Adding more garlic to the sauce. Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer.
- Mixing blueberries into your yogurt. Blueberries contain powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals which damage cells and lead to cancer.