Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Therefore, consider some simple steps to ward it off. Just a few changes to your eating and lifestyle habits may do the trick.

Modify your meals

Try to avoid, as much as possible, red and processed meats, sugared drinks and heavy carbohydrates. Include foods like brazil nuts, steamed broccoli and other cruciferous veggies. Make garlic, onions, artichokes, kiwi, red grapes, green tea, and berries a part of your regular meals.

Stop smoking

If you are not a smoker, but consume other forms of tobacco, cut back on products containing any tobacco. Reduce any habitual intakes that can be toxic over a period of time.

Work out for at least half an hour  

Everyday, invest in some form of exercise and stand as much as possible. Limit sedentary behaviour, ensuring some physical activity that increases heart rate, at least once a day.

Have regular health checkups

Focus the investigations towards carcinogenic risks. Regular checkups can identify abnormal or risky activity in the body. Colonoscopy, regular prostrate checkups, and PAP smear tests are some recommended investigations.

Be aware of any minor changes in the body

Moles that seem irregular or growing, lumps that cause pain, unexplained bleeding should be seen to by a health professional.

Stock up on Vitamin D

Get at least 15 minutes of sunlight every day, before noon. However, excessive exposure to sunlight is a bad idea, which may lead to skin cancer.

A careful sex life

Multiple partners can expose you to the risk of HPV, which could cause cervical, throat, penile, vaginal, and anal cancer. Although it is difficult to predict the strike of a disease, taking care of these factors could cut your risk by up to 40%, according Cancer Research UK. These methods could help avoid unnecessary drugs and medications as well.

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