7 Habits to Prevent Cancer

Cancer is becoming increasingly common among friends and family members nowadays. The thought of having cancer can sometimes send chills up the spine. However, it could be quite easy to practice cancer prevention if you could adopt these 7 easy to follow daily activities.

1. Open windows

Opened windows

Opened windows

Keep windows opened for at least 1 hour a day to allow formaldehyde (bad chemicals used to treat furniture wood and construction materials ) to disperse. This chemical is especially concentrated in newly renovated houses. Usually a new unit should be aired for at least 4 to 6 weeks before it is safe to move in. Inhaling chemicals like this for a prolonged period of time will cause the cells in your body to mutate and become cancerous.

2. Drink Green Tea

Green tea

Green tea

Have 2 to 3 cups of tea a day, especially green tea. There are more positive effects of drinking tea than the negative ones. Green tea has many beneficial nutrients and antioxidants that can help to prevent cancer cells from forming in our body. However, please take note that the drinking temperature of tea should be kept at around 60degrees and it should be relatively thin which is gentle on the digestive system.

3. Eat Garlic and Onions

Garlic and green onion

Garlic and green onion

Garlic and green onions are another antioxidant-rich food source. They helps to reduce the nitrite level in our bodies. Main source of nitrite intake for modern city dwellers is from various food additives and deep fried food. The benefits could be more obvious if garlic and green onions are eaten raw. Studies have shown that eating raw garlic and green onions can reduce the risks of cancer by nearly 60%.

4. Drink Soybean Milk

soy-bean-milk

soy-bean-milk

Drink soybean milk regularly. The soy isoflavones in soybean have similar properties as female hormones and their biochemical reaction theory is being adapted to many anti-cancer medications. It stimulates cell activity and can effectively prevent the likely hood of breast cancer.

5. Brisk Walking

Brisk walking

Brisk walking

Brisk walk or slow jog for at least 30min a day can reduce the chances of getting pancreas cancer. Pancreas is a vital part of human digestive system, it works hard to control blood sugar level which mainly comes from food with high carbohydrate content. High carbohydrate could cause pancreas to overload and breakdown. Brisk walking is an effective way to burn excessive carbohydrates and reduce the workload of the pancreas. Cancer-causing chemicals like lead and strontium will also emit together with perspiration.

6. Expose Yourself to Sunlight

Sun and beach

Sun and beach

Stay under the sun for 15min a day. Sunlight could stimulate the production of vitamin D in our body naturally. Lacking vitamin D could make some parts of our body to malfunction and become cancerous. Even though there are many commercial multivitamin supplements that you can purchase off the shelf, the natural way of getting what your body needs is still the best.

7. Ensure 7 hours of sleep a day.

Sleeping

Sleeping

Continuously deprive of sleep could increase the risk of getting breast cancer up to 40% for females. Deep sleep will enable our body to produce a chemical called Melatonin. It works to make sure the production of female hormone is at a controlled speed, hence prevent the possibility of breast cancer. A short nap after lunch could also revive your immune system to its optimum level. It acts as a barrier to prevent cancerous cells from forming in the body.