Just thinking about cancer – the Big C – is a terrifying ordeal. There are very few of us who have not been touched by the disease in some way, whether personally or in a loved one.
But fear not, studies show that up to 70% of common cancers can be prevented through lifestyle choices.
Here are the 11 strict cancer prevention factors you are probably ignoring, listed from the most obvious to some you’ve probably never thought of.
1. Eat right and maintain a healthy weight.
Let’s start with the basics. To greatly reduce your risk of developing cancer, you’ve got to eat right and maintain a healthy weight. This means consuming lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and limiting fatty meats, especially those that are processed or charbroiled.
Refined sugars are linked to inflammation in the body, which can also up your risk of cancer. Avoiding processed or packaged foods can help reduce sugar intake.