Cancer is the worst nightmare anyone can ever see. The mere thought of the disease can send chills down spines. Medical professionals have spent several years researching on different ways in which they can avoid and treat cancers.
Now, after spending decades in the dark, researchers have come up with some good news: “Lowering your cancer risk is in your hands! All you need to do is to consume certain cancer-fighting food and ingrain healthy habits”.
Recent researches have unveiled that there are small yet surprising ways you can seed more disease prevention into your life.
Oncologists associated with Apollo say that healthy lifestyle habits are key to avoid as many as 70% of known causes of cancers. The most common yet the most effective defence against cancer is, according to our experts, is exercising, healthy eating and avoiding consumption of tobacco products.
Here are some novel strategies which you should inculcate so your risk of cancer could dwindle further:
1. Filter your tap water
● Research has proved that reduced exposure to carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals can potentially lower your risk of cancer.
● It is suggested that home-filtered tap water is much safe when compared to bottled water.
● Water has to be stored in stainless steel or glass containers to avoid chemical contaminants.
2. Flush out your risk
Water is the magic drink for almost all ailments. Drinking plenty of water can potentially reduce the risk of bladder cancer. This is because the concentration of cancer causing agents is diluted and they are flushed out through urine.
#Note: It advised that adults should drink at least 8 cups of liquids in a day.
3. Load your plate with Greens
Always go for veggies that are green in color.
Green vegetables are loaded with magnesium, which lowers the risk of colon cancer.
4. Snack on Brazil nuts
Brazil nuts are loaded with selenium. Selenium is an important antioxidant that reduces the risk of bladder cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer.
5. Eat cruciferous fruits
Cruciferous fruits such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and bok choy are very good for your entire health. It is advised that these veggies should be consumed at least once in a week to reduce the risk of kidney cancer.
6. Feel the sun
Sun rays are a vital source of vitamin D. Studies show that people who have low levels of vitamin D are at a greater risk of developing multiple cancers, including breast, ovarian, colon, prostate, and stomach.
Therefore, sun rays are important and doctors at Apollo Hospitals recommend people to spend at least 10 minutes under the early morning sun.
These are the 6 important tips from our specialist doctors. Follow them and reduce your risk of cancer. Apollo Hospitals Cancer Group gives hope that Cancer is Conquerable to the thousands of patients who approach us each year. Apollo provides quality patient care with best in class infrastructure and state of the art medical facilities. We take utmost care of the patient, both physically and emotionally, and engage in motivational talk. Apollo Oncology Team brings together the brightest minds in surgical, medical & radiation Oncology. Login and book an appointment with the top oncologists in your city with the help of Ask Apollo.