Over ⅓ of the cancer diagnosis in America could be prevented with lifestyle changes. There is a direct correlation between how a person’s diet and activity
level impact their cancer risk. Research has found that a high adult body fat percentage, alcoholic drinks, processed meat, inactivity and sugar
sweetened drinks all have a direct correlation on cancer risk.
There are many ways you can reduce your cancer risk. Being a healthy weight for your height is the best thing you can do besides not smoking in regards
to your cancer risk. The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) suggests that people get 30 minutes of mild to moderate activity each day
in an effort to reduce their cancer risks. Eating a variety of whole grains and vegetables while avoiding overly processed foods also helps..
Here are some simple suggestions you can make in your meals to increase your whole grain intake. Quinoa is technically a seed that is a wonderful source
of protein. One serving of quinoa contains 6 grams of protein. Quinoa is able to soak up the liquid it’s cooked in which means you can make it
more flavorful by cooking with chicken or vegetable broth. Swapping brown rice for white rice gives you a whole grain alternative. Eating oats
as a regular part of your diet helps lower blood cholesterol due to soluble fiber.
This week, try an easy food swap and work on getting in 30 minutes of activity a day!