Welcome back for the second edition of our new series about living a healthy life. Check out our first health blog at https://cfreeclothing.com/blogs/c-free-lifestyle/c-free-lifestyle-healthy-living where we talk about our favorite grilled chicken recipe! Today we're going to tell you about 5 foods that are super easy to eat and can help you prevent cancer!
1. Eat a handful of berries
Blueberries, cranberries, and cherries all help promote a healthy diet, which is proven to prevent some cancers, and improve quality of life! These tasty berries also help prevent colorectum cancer through their high dietary fiber and may help prevent mouth, pharynx, larynx, and lung cancers because of their antioxidants. If you don't want to eat them raw you can throw them in a pie, smoothie, or even a cranberry sauce.
2. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables
The links between Broccoli, Kale, Brussel sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables and cancer preventative properties is well researched. All cruciferous vegetables are non-starchy green vegetables which, similarly to blueberries, cranberries, and cherries, may help aide in preventing mouth, larynx, pharynx, and lung cancers. The dietary fiber contained in cruciferous vegetables can also help prevent colorectum. So remember to eat your veggies!
3. Drink a cup of Coffee or Tea
Although coffee has been regarded by many as unhealthy throughout the years, it is probable that it helps lower the risk for endometrial and liver cancers. Tea has a better, healthy reputation, but is actually less proven in terms of cancer preventing qualities. Most research has focused around green tea and its many antioxidants. Nonetheless tea has many great health qualities and may be proven to help prevent cancer in the future!
4.Cook with garlic
Garlic is well studied for its cancer preventative effects, particularly in relation to its allyl sulfur compounds and phytochemicals. Allicin, a chemical produced by crushing garlic, is one of the major cancer preventatives from garlic. So before you throw it in your dish make sure you crush, dice, or mince your garlic! Although it is mainly studied for its relation to colon and stomach cancers, recent studies suggest it may help prevent a number of other cancers as well.
5.Eat an apple!
The saying “An apple away keeps the doctor away” is an entirely true statement in this case! Apples are high in dietary fiber and contain many antioxidants. Of course, eating any fruit and veggies is great for a healthy diet, but apples are just a step above most.
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