Anti-Cancer Diet General Guidelines

The last quarter of a century yielded a dietary guideline that has become "conventional wisdom" when it comes to preventing cancer.

Reduce unhealthy dietary fat

Fat cells split apart easily, and they contribute to the high population of free radicals. Free radicals damage the cell’s membrane, and even the cell’s DNA structure, in some cases. A cell’s damaged DNA makes it prone to mutation, and may lead to the formation and growth of cancerous cells. But, according to the Harvard School Of Public Health, studies show that what is important is not the amount of fat in your diet, but the type of fat. The key is to limit your intake of unhealthy fats – saturated fats and trans fats. .

Remove carcinogens

Carcinogens are present in certain foods, or become present through various methods of cooking food. Thus, you should avoid foods and cooking methods that have carcinogens.

Reduce your meat consumption

Limit your intake of meats, especially high fat meat to 3-5 ounces a day or les. Opt for white meat such as chicken of turkey meat, since red meat has been linked to colorectal cancer. Prepare meats by baking, broiling, or poaching instead of frying or charbroiling. According to the not profit Cancer Project, vegetarians are the most immune to cancer, stating in their website that vegetarians have about half the cancer risk of meat eaters. If you want to eat meat but do not want to measure it in ounces, he American Institute of Cancer Research has the answer: the ‘New American Plate,’ is an easy way to determine a healthy amount of meat during meals based on proportions.