Defense against cancer starts with nutrition

Defense against cancer starts with nutrition

Our defense against cancer is built of simple choices we make at every meal. A colorful salad, a glass of carrot juice, a crusty whole grain roll, tamale pie, a fruit crisp. A walk during your lunch break, breaths of fresh, clean air. These are the life-affirming choices that seem so simple on their own but that can cut your risk of cancer over the days, months, and years. In this chapter you'll learn why antioxidants in vegetables and fruits, fiber in whole grains and other foods, and other cancer-fighters, from herbs to soy, are such strong allies for health.

Plant foods are packed with protective compounds that guard your lungs from carcinogens in the air. For women, they protect breast tissue against the onslaught of too much estrogen. For men, they defend the prostate against hormones and harmful dietary components. The National Cancer Institute has recognized dozens of foods as having specific anticancer properties, and the list is growing constantly.

Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Cancer, Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.

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