Healthy Choices for Cancer Prevention

While it's true that cancer respects no boundaries, in most instances environmental factors are responsible. Making healthy choices like those recommended here will go a long way to helping you with cancer prevention.



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From regular checkups to dietary changes, cancer prevention is often as not a matter of making healthy choices.
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cancer wine
Minimize alcohol consumption to minimize your cancer risk.
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cancer olive oil
Adding olive oil to your diet can help prevent cancer.
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Fresh produce cancer
From chlorophyll to special compounds, fresh produce provides a range of benefits to help protect against cancer.
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Regular exercise
Regular exercise may significantly reduce your risk for cancer.
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Amaranth scoop
Whole grains such as amaranth are another good addition to your diet for cancer protection.
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Garlic for cancer
Garlic can be added to meals or even raw, if you’re feeling adventurous!
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cancer berries
Dark berries — such as cranberries — offer protection from cancer.
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Red meat steak
Reduce your intake of red meat, processed meats, well-done meat and fried animal-based foods.
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cancer veggie
Cruciferous vegetables are as fun to eat as “cruciferous” is to say, and they break down in the body to form anti-cancer substances.
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Medical screening
Get regular medical screenings; early detection is invaluable.
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Relaxing reading
Stess is dangerous to your health; relaxing regularly is an important element of a healthy lifestyle.
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Social family
Social isolation has been linked to degradation of mental and physical health. Make a point to make time to enjoy friends and family.
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