Friday, March 28, 2008
Cut Your Cancer Risk
Eating foods rich in magnesium can help cut your cancer risk by 41%. Foods high in magnesium include turkey breast, nuts, tofu, avacados, peas and beans. Several stuides show that a diet rich in magnesium is especially helpful in reducing colon-cancer risk in women. Taking a multi-vitamin that contains 200mcg. of selenium, 400mcg. of folic acid, and 400IUs of vitamin D can cut your cancer risk by 34%. Extensive research suggests this powerful trio mops up cell-damaging free radicals in the intestines and boosts the absorbtion of cancer-fighting calcium. Exercising for 30 minutes a day can cut your cancer risk by 40%. This increases your immune system's ability to destroy abnormal cells, plus remove toxins from the digestive tract before they can do harm. "And you do not have to do them all at once", says intenal medicine specialist Pamela Peeke, M.D., author of Body for Life for Women. "Three 10-minute sessions can be just as helpful." For best results fuel up on whole grains before you workout. Women who eat five daily servings of nutrient rich whole grains (bread, bagels, crackers) are 33% less likely to develop cancer than those who opt for carbs made with white flour, according to research.