How To Avoid Cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund has a list of recommendations that reduce the risk of cancer:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. It helps out with the healthy weight too.
  • Avoid junk food — that is, food that’s low in fiber and high in calories, which usually comes from fat and/or sugar. Also helps with the weight.
  • Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. See a pattern here, with the weight control?
  • Don’t eat a lot of red meat
  • Stay away from processed meats, like what you’d find in a deli: bacon, ham, salami, corned beef, etc
  • Don’t eat a lot of salt, or foods with a lot of sodium — generally processed foods
  • Don’t drink a lot of alcohol
  • Don’t smoke or chew tobacco

So eat healthy, exercise, don’t be a drunk or a smoker, and you should also probably stay away from Chernobyl.

From The World Cancer Research Fund


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