Absolutely yes! Congratulations for having the insight and taking the initiative to think about your long term health picture. The best cure for cancer is prevention and a healthy diet is a big part of the prevention strategy.
A healthy diet that is overflowing with fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy is best. Fruits and vegetables in particular are a great source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants; these antioxidants can destroy cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) and cancer cells before they develop into a more serious problem.
Overweight and obesity are strong risk factors for some types of cancer, fruit and vegetables play a really useful role in helping to maintain a healthy body weight because they are low in energy (kilojoules or calories) and high in fibre, which helps us to feel fuller and may help us eat less!
So eat a rainbow and exercise every day, limit or cease your alcohol consumption, don’t smoke, get a good night’s sleep every night, and look for ways to manage stress in your life. If you can manage to do all of these things cancer will have a very hard time catching up with you!
Keep up the good work!
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