No single food can reduce risk of cancer, but the right combination of foods could make all the difference. Look at your plate. Study your diet. The content of your plate at meal times is an important cancer fighting tool. At meal times, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. Check out better and worse choices for your plate below.
Add colour to your plateLiterally add colour to your plate at meal times. Fruits and vegetables are rich in cancer-fighting nutrients – red, yellow, green, purple, orange —the more the colour, the more nutrients they contain. These foods can help reach and maintain a healthy body weight. Carrying extra kilos increases the risk for multiple cancers, including colon, esophagus, and kidney cancers.
Folate Folate is an important B vitamin that may help protect against cancers of the colon, rectum, and breast. The best way to get folate is not from a pill, but by eating enough fruits, vegetables, and enriched grain products. So are orange juice, melons, and strawberries, asparagus, eggs, chicken liver, beans, sunflower seeds, and leafy green vegetables like spinach or romaine lettuce.
Minimise processed meat Cutting back on processed meats like bologna, ham, and hot dogs helps lower risk of colorectal and stomach cancers. Eating meats preserved by smoking or with salt raises exposure to agents that can potentially cause cancer.
Tomatoes Whether it’s the lycopene—the pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour —or something else isn’t clear, but eating raw tomatoes or processed tomato products such as juice, sauce, or paste increase the cancer-fighting potential.
Tea Tea, especially green tea, is be a strong cancer fighter. In laboratory studies, green tea has slowed or prevented the development of cancer in colon, liver, breast, and prostate cells. It also had a similar effect in lung tissue and skin. Tea is associated with lower risks for bladder, stomach, and pancreatic cancers.
Grapes Grapes and grape juice, especially purple and red grapes, contain resveratrol—which has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents the kind of damage that can trigger the cancer process in cells.
Limit alcohol Cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, and breast are all linked with drinking alcohol. Alcohol may also raise the risk for cancer of the colon and rectum.
Water Water not only quenches thirst, but it protects against bladder cancer. The lower risk comes from water diluting concentrations of potential cancer-causing agents in the bladder. Drinking more fluids causes urination more frequently. That lessens the amount of time cazncerous agents stay in contact with the bladder lining.
Beans Beans are so good. They contain several potent phytochemicals that slow tumour growth and prevented tumors from releasing substances that damage nearby cells.
Cabbage family Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and kale, have components that help the body defend against colon, breast, lung, and cervix cancers.
Dark green leafy vegetables Dark green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, lettuce, kale, chicory, spinach, and chard have an abundance of fibre, folate, and carotenoids which help protect against cancer of the mouth, larynx, pancreas, lung, skin, and stomach.
Exotic spice Curcumin is the main ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric and a potential cancer fighter. It can suppress the transformation, proliferation, and invasion of cancerous cells for a wide array of cancers.
Cooking methods matter How you cook meat can make a difference in how big a cancer risk it poses. Frying, grilling, and broiling meats at very high temperatures causes chemicals to form that may increase cancer risk. Other cooking methods such as stewing, braising, or steaming appear to produce fewer of those chemicals.
Pass on the sugar Sugar may not cause cancer directly. But it may displace other nutrient-rich foods that help protect against cancer. And it increases calorie counts, which contributes to overweight and obesity. Don’t rely on supplements Getting cancer-fighting nutrients from foods like nuts, fruits, and green leafy vegetables is vastly superior to getting them from supplements. Eating a healthy diet is best.
Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)
Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.
If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.
1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks
Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.
2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.
3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.
4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.
5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.
6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.
Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)
Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.
The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.
The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.
Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.
The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride, wore a lovely white gown.
Watch the videos below:
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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba
Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.
Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.
Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.
The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.
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