Want to give yourself an
advantage in reducing your risk of cancer? Go through your
cupboards and ditch your dishes for new ones-smaller ones.
Why? Simple. We eat too much,
Recently, the National Cancer
Institute (NCI) contacted a firm that makes restaurant plates.
"In the past 10 years, the size of the appetizer plate has
increased from 6 inches to 9 inches in diameter, and the dinner
plates are also larger now," says the NCI's head of cancer
prevention. Portions are growing "and we're not burning all of
these added calories."
Lab studies show animals that eat
less get fewer cancels even when they're injected with cancer
cell. "If you have just enough calories for you, you win."
"Consume enough calories for you and a tumor, the tumor win."
"When people ask me what they
should eat to prevent cancer, cancer prevention expert tell them:'less'"
Controlling the size and content
of meals is just one many choices you can make to avoid becoming
one of the countless people die of cancer each year. Experts
recommend the meat portion should be the smallest on your dish;
vegetables and whole grains should dominate.
"Two-thirds of all cancers are preventable, "says a
cancer prevention expert. Smoking causes one-third of all
cancers; poor diet and a lack of exercise account for another
third. Others factors make up the remainder.
To help yourself, experts say, eat five or more
servings of fruits and vegetables daily while you cut fat intake
and total calories. fruits and vegetables are packed with
nutrients, low in fat and high in fiber. Who eat more them get
less cancer of the colon, rectum, lung and breast.