Tobacco is addictive and many people struggle to stop smoking even though they know it is bad for their health. Recent studies have shown that vapors from e-cigarettes may develop into lung cancer. Dr. Perkins discusses the study further in this article.
Chard is sought after because of its large, crinkly green leaves. It comes in different colors that include yellow, purple, or red. In addition, all chard varieties are rich in vitamins A, C, and K. Young chard leaves can be eaten raw in salads, but when chard matures, it tastes best steamed, boiled, roasted, sautéed, or in a stew.
Vitamin A is important for many different functions in the body and can even reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. Some sources of Vitamin A include beef liver, fish oils, milk, eggs, leafy green vegetables, orange and yellow vegetables tomatoes, red bell pepper, cantaloupe, mango, and fortified foods.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women and will impact about 1 in 8 women. However, women can reduce their risk of breast cancer significantly by not drinking alcohol, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a healthy diet.
The Produce for Better Health Foundation has designated September as National Fruits and Vegetables Month to encourage consumers to eat more fruits and vegetables every day for improved public health. A diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity.
For women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, preventing recurrence and the spread of disease are top priorities. New research is showing, for a specific group of patients, that traditional radiation therapy raises the risk for secondary cancers to develop.
Aspirin has different health benefits, especially in the prevention of certain types of cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended aspirin use to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, with patients ages 50 to 59 seeing the most benefit from using aspirin.
Early cancer detection is critical in cancer treatment and survival. In fact, a recent study published in The Lancet reported that using Low Dose CT scans improved survival outcomes for lung cancer patients. Dr. Jyoti further discusses the importance of cancer screenings and the results of the study.
Many people prefer to obtain nutrients from vitamins and supplements rather than fresh fruits and vegetables. However, by leaving fresh produce out of your diet, you are depriving your body of nutrients that it cannot get anywhere else. Besides vitamins and minerals, there are components in plant-foods called phytonutrients that, although not essential for life, may positively influence and promote human health.
Healthy eating is important because it provides the body with essential nutrients that can help to maintain or improve overall health. By healthy meal planning, individuals can keep a balanced diet, while also substituting unhealthy food choices for food choices than can promote health. This bulletin will guide on how to build weekly healthy menus and where to find resources to adjust your menus according to your budget.