Foods That Could Help to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

You’ll likely be unsurprised to hear this, but what you eat can have a drastic impact on many aspects of your health, including your risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

In particular, recent studies have shown that diseases like cancer can be heavily influenced by the things you are eating.  Many foods also contain ingredients that can help decrease the growth of cancer. Here, we’re delving a little deeper into some of the most talked about foods that may lower your risk of cancer.

Broccoli is your super hero food!

Broccoli is known to contain high levels of sulforaphane, which is a plant compound found in all cruciferous vegetables.  Recent studies have indicated that this particular ingredient may have highly potent anticancer properties. So, including broccoli in your meal-prep plans for the week may come with cancer-fighting benefits.

Beans, beans, good for the heart…

Beans contain high levels of fibre, which some studies have found may help protect the human body against colorectal cancer.  Eating just a couple of servings of beans each week will help to increase your overall fibre intake and can help to lower the risk of you developing cancer long term.

Can carrots really help you to see in the dark?

Several studies have found that incorporating carrots into your diet has been linked to a decreased risk of a number of different types of cancer.  An easy way to incorporate carrots into your diet is through healthy snack options or delicious side dishes. Again, eating just a few portions of carrots a week can help to potentially reduce your risk of cancer.

Olive oil is key

As one of the staples of the classic Mediterranean diet, olive oil is loaded with health benefits.  With a number of studies indicating that a higher intake of olive oil can help to protect against cancer, it may be time to swap out other oils for your new olive oil best friend.

Should I be eating more cinnamon?

Cinnamon is already well-known for its numerous health benefits, including its ability to ease signs of inflammation and reduce levels of blood sugar.  On top of these health benefits, recent studies have found that cinnamon extract may be able to decrease the spread of cancer cells. Including a teaspoon of cinnamon in your daily diet may be beneficial if you’re looking to improve the levels of cancer preventative foods in your diet.

Best supplements for fat loss

Losing weight isn’t about how many calories you can burn during your workouts, well… It is but there is more to it than that. The human body isn’t design to get fat.

Here are my top supplements that aid my fat loss:

Protein Powder

There is a big misconception with women that protein will make us women build large muscular figures. That won’t happen, I promise. Protein is an absolute MUST for weight loss.

Your body metabolizes protein faster than carbs or fats. If your not active, carbs and fats will bre stored as excess in your body which will cause you to gain more weight.

IF you increase your protien you’ll gain more muscle mass and maintain lean muscle mass which will make it harder for your body to store the fat. Building muscle will prevent fat. BUT this doesn’t mean you’re going to have a bulky figure. Its really hard for women to get a bodybuilding / masculin sort of look.

Most of us won’t be getting our daily protein needs either so bulking up with extra protein does a number of beneficial things for us.

The reason protein powder is so popular is because it helps you reach your daily protein needs. A lot of us may not get the daily recommended amount of protein through our regular diet (about 56 grams). Protein powder gives us that extra little bit of protein we may need and possibly a little extra for those that are working out regularly.

there are a whole host of vegan protein powders out there so you can take your pick. Just make sure you do some research and try which is best for you.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-vegan-protein-powder

Fat Loss Pills

These are not for everyone, but they do help.

Most fat burner pills do pretty much the same thing, they increase or give your metabolism a little nudge in the right direction. For some this will be enough to lose a pound without working out or changing diet much. But if you are following a good meal plan and you are working out, these can really speed the process up.

These pills can be replicated, using natural ingredients. While this is more expensive and less convenient, it can be done. The following are proven to increase your metabolism.

Protein-Rich Foods

Protein rich foods force your body to use more energy to break them down and digest them.  this is known as the TEF, thermal effect of food. So fish and other lean sources of protein.

Iron, Zinc and Selenium-Rich Foods

All three of these help your body to function properly and help multiple parts of your body. One thing they do have in common is: they are required for the proper function of your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism

Chili Peppers

Capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, may boost your metabolism by increasing the number of calories and fat you burn.

Coffee

Furthermore, caffeine may also help your body burn fat for energy and seems especially effective at boosting your workout performance.

For more go to https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/metabolism-boosting-foods/