Now a days Diabetes isn't the only thing that is sky rocketing the charts with illness and deaths. Cancer has taken a toll on more people than we can imagine. Which, in some cases, and be actually prevented with simple, daily choices.
One third of all cancer deaths can be prevented by eating healthy and being physically active.
The American Cancer Society has four basic nutrition guidelines:
1. Choose most of your foods from plant sources. Here you will find plenty of antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals known to reduce the risk of cancer.
2. Limit your intake of high fat food, particularly from animal sources. Examples of healthy fats:
olive and canola oil
sesame and safflower oil
3. Be physically active: achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Following a meal plan and exercise program/plan will help you address this guideline.
4. Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages, if you drink at all. This can help reduce your risk for cancers of the mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larynx, and liver in men and women, and breast cancer in women. (a lot of us folks who read this don't have to worry about this too much:))
They're extremely simple, but will do some major good in the long run.
The sooner we start eating better and doing our body good, the better the long hall will be! This doesn't have to do with Diabetes,
but it's always good to realize how important nutrition is in our lives,
and what else it can help with.
(I recieved this information from the American Diabetes Association)