Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues and this uncrontrolled cell division leads to formation of tumour. A tumour is of two types The first is benign tumours that do not spread into, or invade, nearby tissues. When they are removed there are less chances of getting this back. The second one is malignant, or tumours that invade nearby tissues, known as metastasizing i.e they can spread in the other parts of the body they are more dangerous and can recur even after removal. Dont worry if cancer is detected in its early stages it can be treated and an individual can lead a healthy life . Though we exactly don’t know why a person develop cancer and another doesn’t however there are some risk factors which may increase the chances of developing cancer example family history and lifestyle choices. So here are 5 ways you can prevent your body from cancer
Maintaining a healthy weight can lower the risk not just of getting cancer but also of may diseases . If you are overweight or obese there is a higher risk of developing cancer cells in your body . Being overweight or obese has been linked to some cancers:
Head and neck
To maintain a good weight please select your food accordingly . Be aware of what you eat and how much you exercise . Avoid junk food as much as possible. Drink healthy Limit foods and beverages that are high in sugar reduce the time spent in front of a computer and tv . Serve at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.Choose whole grain foods such as brown rice and whole wheat bread . Weigh yourself regularly . You will definitely feel light after you achieve a balanced weight.
Yoga Detoxifies the Body. Detoxification is the vital metabolic process by which dead cells and toxins (the flu virus, a rogue cancer cell, or another pathogen) are excreted from the body. Yoga is the muscle of the lymphatic system—the body’s plumbing and trash-removal system. Yoga strengthens the immune system of the body . It makes us physically fit . And reduces the risk of getting obesity. Yoga recude stress and control your body’s cells
Its very important for us to eat a balanced diet. Balanced diet can prevent you from gaining weight and will protect you from obesity. Obesity is one of the biggest factor of cancer . Eating lots of fruits and vegetables has been linked to a lower risk of mouth, throat and lung cancer.Strong evidence shows that eating lots of processed and red meat can increase the risk of bowel cancer, and possibly stomach and pancreatic cancer. Plant-based foods are rich in nutrients known as antioxidants that boost your immune system and help protect against cancer cells. Here is the list of some foods that lower the risk of cancer
Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumor growth.
When the natural fiber in apples ferments in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells . AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR
Bean sprouts are a rich source of sulforaphane, one of the most potent anticancer compounds isolated from a natural source. Sprouts maintain a healthy weight and are very healthy
Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a plant compound found in cruciferous vegetables that may have potent anticancer properties.
One test-tube study showed that sulforaphane reduced the size and number of breast cancer cells by up to 75% (1).
Similarly, an animal study found that treating mice with sulforaphane helped kill off prostate cancer cells and reduced tumor volume by more than 50%
(its never too early or too late to work towards being the healthiest you )
Stay healty stay fit !