Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stave Off Cancer By Eating Plant-Based Foods

Apart from ditching unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, taking necessary precautions with the food you eat is vital in assuring that you stay cancer-free. Food serves as the fuel that keeps you literally alive and well. But besides playing an important role in keeping your good overall health, it's also important in determining your chances against illnesses, including fatal ones such as the big”C” (cancer).

When it comes to healthy eating, none is considered better than having a predominantly plant-based diet. Consisting of a large variety of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, plant-based foods possess many health advantages. Low-fat and high in fiber, they're proven to contain the most amounts of cancer-combating nutrients. Combining all these three health-sustaining attributes works to empower your body's immune system, making it more capable of fighting off cancer as well as other diseases.

There are many ways whereby you can prepare and enjoy plant-based foods. However, experts suggest that they are best eaten close to their natural, fresh state. The less processed plant-based foods are, the more nutrients stay intact, the better chances your body would have in absorbing their cancer-fighting benefits.

Contributed By: Maris Modesto

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