Cancer Prevention Series Wrap-Up | A Summary

by Natalie on August 9, 2011

Prevention is key!

If you’ve been tuning in regularly over the past few weeks, you probably caught wind of my prevention series.

The series allowed me to highlight, what I feel, is very important information. Now you know the type of diet pattern I advocate and why I choose to do so.

Even though the last installment of my series was posted on Thursday, I don’t feel the series would be complete without a final wrap-up. I am really feeling the need to condense all the recommendations on one page, in the most simplest form. So here it goes:

  • Eat less sugar.
  • Eat fruit, but eat even more vegetables, especially the green ones.
  • Make meat your side dish and plants your main dish.
  • Eat chicken, fish, and turkey more than beef, pork, and lamb.
  • Drink less alcohol.
  • Use less salt.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight throughout your entire adult life.
  • Move your body daily, more is better.
  • Fruits and vegetables are nature’s best supplements.
  • Eat more fresh (unprocessed) foods.

So there you have it, a month worth of blog posts simplified to a single list! This list truly exemplifies the type of lifestyle I try to follow for cancer prevention. Though simple, these recommendations are based off of one of the most comprehensive reports on cancer prevention.

When it comes to nutrition, things can get pretty complicated. There is a lot of conflicting information available in the media. That’s why I always like to return to the basics. The list above represents solid, basic information that we can always return to. When the going gets tough, I hope you will use this list to remind yourself that following a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be rocket science.

For those of you wanting to read more about the recommendations in depth, visit my last article.


photo by: Brenda Starr

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