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Eat These If You Want to Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer

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Experts say that 1 in 20 people will end up battling colon cancer. If currently you are in a room with 19 other people, then one of you will be diagnosed with the deadly disease — and it could be you!

What’s so scary about colon cancer is it’s the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women alike in the US. What’s more, anyone can get it.

Do not worry because it is very much possible for you to steer clear of the very deadly disease, and sometimes it can be as simple as adding certain foods to your diet more often.

 

Continue reading this article if you want to considerably reduce your risk of colon cancer — below you will come across foods that are said to help keep it from striking.

Turmeric

Consider falling in love with lots and lots of Indian and Middle Eastern dishes, in particular those that contain turmeric.

It’s for the fact that turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that has phenomenal anti-inflammatory properties and thus it can keep cancerous growths from showing up in your large intestine.

Olive Oil

Speaking of fighting off inflammation, experts recommend for you to add olive oil to your diet generously to considerably lower your risk of developing colon cancer.

The Mediterranean diet involves tons of olive oil, and it doesn’t really come as a surprise why the rate of colon cancer in people who go for the said diet is very low, studies say.

Tomatoes

See to it that you add tomatoes generously to your diet on a regular basis — this can help lower your risk of waking up one day diagnosed with colon cancer due to its lycopene, an antioxidant that helps keep colon cancer at bay.

While tomatoes are naturally packed with lycopene, you need to have those cancer-fighting antioxidants activated first by exposing them to heat. So in other words, cook your tomatoes before eating them.

Leafy Greens

According to health authorities, a diet that’s high in fiber can considerably lower a person’s risk of suffering from colon cancer one day.

This is why it’s definitely a good idea to ensure that your everyday diet contains leafy green vegetables — their fiber content helps sweep poisonous substances and waste materials out of your colon.

Beans

Due to the fact that they are loaded with fiber that helps eliminate poisonous substances before they have the opportunity to cause problems with your colon, beans are good for you.

One more reason exists why you should consume beans regularly — according to scientists, its folate content helps repair abnormal DNA in your large intestine before it potentially triggers cancer development.

Fruits

Definitely, your everyday diet should never be without fruits if you want to keep colon cancer at bay. Experts suggest adding 6 to 7 servings of fruits (and also vegetables) daily to keep your colon out of harm’s way.

Aside from being packed with fiber, there is another reason why the consumption of fruits can help save you from having colon cancer: they are teeming with cancer-fighting antioxidants.

While there are some foods that you should eat more to lower your risk of having colon cancer one day, there are also those that you should consume less or completely avoid.

The list of foods to avoid is actually considerably shorter than the list of foods to consume more often:

Red meat

Processed or preserved foods, especially those that contain sodium nitrite

Excessive amounts of alcohol

Before you go, make sure that you repost this article so that your family members and friends may also know which foods they should enjoy more (and also eat less) in order to have their risk of osteoporosis lowered.


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Weight Loss Tips Recommended by Personal Trainers

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Weight loss is something that we all struggle with. Sometimes we are successful in reducing our weight but more often than not, the number in the weighing scale slowly creeps back up. Most of us have already tried the latest diet trend in the hopes that it will lead us to a better looking us, but then, life happens and we forget that we are on a diet or that we feel frustrated with the lack of results. Still, we keep on finding ways to get rid of the excess pounds that we are carrying. With that being said, it might be a good idea for us to stop for a while and take stock of what personal trainers have got to say about losing weight. Who knows? We might pick up a thing or two about their weight loss tips that we can apply in our day to day lives. Here are some suggestions that you might want to consider.

Stay away from booze and sugar

If you really want to lose weight then ditch the sugar and booze. These two are known to be calorie-laden which is why they contribute to weight gain. If you can’t stay away from drinking alcoholic beverages, you can limit to a glass for girls and two glasses for men. As for the refined sugars, there are natural sweeteners available such as honey and stevia.

 

Don’t go more than 3 hours without eating

Although the exact science for this is still being studied, it appears that eating snacks in between meals can help keep your blood sugar levels steady. This means that your energy level will remain stable throughout the day and less sugar or carb binges which can cause weight gain on your part.

Mix your exercises up

Another tip that personal trainers have given with regards to losing weight is to mix your fitness routine as much as possible. Sticking to the same program for months will cause you to hit a plateau in your progress which can make you feel frustrated with the lack of improvement. A better option would be to mix your exercises so that your muscles will remain guessing as to which muscle group will be tested. The best part is that you are constantly strengthening and conditioning your muscles for a more even looking physique.

Drink plenty of water

Who would have thought that even the simplest act can do your weight loss goal a whole lot of good? Drinking water constantly can help flush the toxins from your body while ensuring that your skin remains properly hydrated. Water can also help improve digestion so that your body will be able to absorb nutrients from the food that you eat better.

These are just a few tips that you might want to consider the next time you are planning on shedding weight. What’s great about these fitness tips is that they are simple enough to follow but will get you amazing results in no time.

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Study: Dietary supplements won’t help you live longer

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Doctors at Tufts University in Massachusetts, the US, say it’s pretty clear that supplement use has no benefit for the general population and is not a substitute for a healthy balanced diet.

Their research found that vitamins A and K, magnesium, zinc and copper were linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke — but only when they came from foods, abc7news.com wrote.

Coauthor Fang Fang Zhang, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, said getting nutrients in the right quantities from food was associated with a longer life.

 

In fact, Zhang said some supplements even appear to have health risks. People who took high doses of calcium supplements had a 53 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than people who were not taking supplements,

However, if you have been diagnosed as deficient in a certain nutrient, don’t stop taking it without talking to your doctor first.

The research team used data from 30,000 US adults who participated in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2010.

The research was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Whitening products may damage teeth:Study

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Teeth whitening products – that promise to make your smile brighter – may also be causing tooth damage, a study has found.

Scientists at Stockton University in the US found that hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient in over-the-counter whitening strips, can damage the protein-rich dentin tissue found beneath the tooth’s protective enamel.

The tooth is made of three layers: the outer tooth enamel, an underlying dentin layer and connective tissue that binds the roots to the gum.

 

Most studies of whitening strips have focused on tooth enamel, which contains very little protein.

The team focused on dentin, which makes up most of the tooth and has high levels of protein, most of which is collagen.

It is well established that hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the enamel and dentin. Previous work by the researchers showed that collagen in the dentin layer decreased when teeth were treated with whitening strips.

“We sought to further characterise what the hydrogen peroxide was doing to collagen. We used entire teeth for the studies and focused on the impact hydrogen peroxide has on the proteins,” said Kelly Keenan, associate professor at Stockton University.

The researchers demonstrated that the major protein in the dentin is converted to smaller fragments when treated with hydrogen peroxide.

In additional experiments, they treated pure collagen with hydrogen peroxide and then analysed the protein using a gel electrophoresis laboratory technique that allows the protein to be visualised.

“Our results showed that treatment with hydrogen peroxide concentrations similar to those found in whitening strips is enough to make the original collagen protein disappear, which is presumably due to the formation of many smaller fragments,” Keenan said in the statement.

The researchers point out that their experiments did not address whether collagen and other proteins in the teeth can be regenerated, so it is unknown if the tooth damage is permanent.

Next, they plan to further characterise the protein fragments released when collagen is treated with hydrogen peroxide and determine if hydrogen peroxide has the same impact on other proteins in the teeth.

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