Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cancer Diabetes ?
Eat Plenty Of
· Citrus and other fruits and dark green or yellow vegetables for vitamin C, beta carotene, bioflavonoid, and the plant chemicals that protect against cancer.
· Whole-grain breads and cereals and other high-fiber foods to promote smooth colon function.
· Fatty foods, especially those high in saturated fats.
· Alcoholic beverages.
· Salt-cured, smoked, fermented and charcoal-broiled foods.
· Foods that may contain pesticide residues and environmental foods.

The Anticancer Diet: Eat more fruits and vegetables. Compelling data associate a diet that provides ample fruits and vegetables with a reduced risk of many of our most deadly cancers.

Reduce your fat intake : equally important is a reduced intake of fats. Numerous studies link a high-fat diet and obesity with an increased risk of cancers of the colon, uterus, prostate, and skin (including melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer).

Eat more fiber : Increased intake of fiber may protect against cancer in several ways. It speeds the transit of waste through the colon, which some researchers think cuts the risk of bowel cancer.

Stop smoking : smoking, more than any other lifestyle factor, increases the risk of cancer; stopping the habit is the most important step that a smoker can take to avoid cancer. In addition to lung cancer, smoking is strongly associated with cancers of the esophagus, mouth, larynx, pancreas, and bladder; recent studies also link it to an increased risk of breast cancer.

Heart Disease ?
Multivitamins : The most common supplements are multivitamins. Few studies have looked at their effects, since most research addresses specific nutrients rather than groups of them. There is some evidence, however, that daily use of a multivitamin is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, and certain types of cancer as well as illness from infection.

Eat Moderate Amounts of :
· Complex carbohydrates, such as pasta, potatoes, rice, legumes, and whole-grain products, for energy, vitamins, and fiber.
· Fresh vegetables and fruits for vitamins and minerals.
· Fish, skinless poultry, and lean meat for high-quality protein and minerals.
· Low-fat dairy products for vitamins and calcium.

Avoid : High-calorie items, such as candy, pastries, fatty meats, alcohol, and potato chips.
For example, excess abdominal fat has been linked to more serious problems, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, than has fat in the hips and thighs.
Few people are truly “fat and happy”; obesity can have devastating effects on health.
Obesity can also cause such physical problems as shortness of breath, skin chafing, and difficulty moving around, making it hard to enjoy a normal life. Obese people have an increased risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Get Plenty Of
· Low-fat milk, yogurt, canned fish with bones, and other foods rich in calcium.
· Foods rich in vitamin D, such as oily fish and fortified milk, and soy or rice beverages.
· Legumes for phosphorus.
· Weight-bearing exercise.

· Alcohol.
· Coffee, tea, colas and other beverages containing caffeine.

· Smoking.

What To Avoid
Evidence indicates that the following should be avoided.
Caffeine : Drinking coffee, tea, or colas increases the amount of calcium you exrete.

Sodium : It also can cause the kidneys to excrete calcium. Minimize salt used in cooking and at the table; cut back of processed and canned foods.
High levels of dietary protein: This too can cause calcium to be excreted. Eating more plant proteins in place of animal proteins is a strategy to keep your protein intake more moderate.

Medications can affect the levels of calcium in the body : Antacids containing aluminum can promote calcium excretion. Calcium is also lost during long-term use of other drugs, including certain antibiotics, diuretics, and steroids.

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