Making Healthy Choices Best Prevention Against Cancer

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Eat for good health. Foods such as avocados, spinach, papaya and yogurt have cancer-fighting properties.

Eat for good health. Foods such as avocados, spinach, papaya and yogurt have cancer-fighting properties.

More than one million Americans get cancer every year, reports the American Cancer Society. It affects all of us. Although not all cancer is preventable, the best prevention is to make healthy choices such as:

*Have regular wellness checkups.

*Avoid tobacco.

*Maintain a healthy weight.

*Commit to regular physical activity.

*Make good food choices.

Many foods have cancer-fighting properties and the Eat to Beat Cancer Initiative provides information on such foods, scientific evidence and recipes. Here are a few examples of healthy foods and their health benefits:

*Avocado – beneficial for cancer protection and eye health.

*Spinach – lowers risks of lung and skin cancers.

*Papaya – linked to lower risk of breast and gallbladder cancers.

*Yogurt – may lead to decreased risk of colorectal cancer.

Check out the “Eat to Beat” website and get more information on specific cancer fighting foods, evidence and recipes. Also, look at the American Cancer Society website for more information about cancer screening guidelines, tools, calculators and cancer prevention news.