Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reduce the risk of cancer through healthy eating

International Health Insurance News: Healthy eating 'reduces cancer risk'

Research has shown that when individuals think of cancer, they hardly correlate it with what they eat and drink and rather focus more on the hazards of smoking and excessive sun exposure. This is according to recent comments from Teresa Nightingale, general manager of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

" Not enough people are aware that what they eat and how active they are affect their cancer risk," she explained. The comments come ahead of World Cancer Day, to be held on February 4th. Research conducted in advance of the awareness day has suggested that around a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, keeping physically active and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Proper nutrition begins with the foods you eat as well as how these foods are prepared. Preparing our foods under low temperatures preserves the essential minerals and nutrients found in food, which aid in warding off various diseases such as cancer.

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