Ten Strategies to Prevent Cancer
Eat Right (Read Healthy!)
There’s much debate about the specifics of what constitutes an “anti-cancer” diet, but the basics are pretty simple. Make vegetables and fruits the center pieces of your plate at every meal. Limit your intake of red meat and pork, especially processed meats. Choose whole grains over refined-grain products. Avoid salty and salt-preserved foods. In simple terms, you should be eating a high-fibre diet that is as close to vegetarian as possible.
There are many types of fruits and vegetables, as well as different types of cancer, so specific connections may be hard to spot in studies that lump everything together. It’s also possible that your genes may determine if, and how much, certain fruits and vegetables protect your body against various cancers, or that what you ate when you were young, rather than what you eat now, plays a larger role in preventing or promoting cancer.