Nutrition

The Relationship between your Diet and Cancer

There are plenty of unknown factors and elements surrounding cancer. It’s a disease that is yet to be fully illuminated by science and research. While there’s no direct connection linking a specific diet to causing cancer, there is a correlation to eating healthy and lowering your risk for contracting cancer. The American Cancer Society has outlined four lifestyle guidelines to reduce your cancer risk: 

 

  • Get to and stay at a healthy weight throughout life.
  • Be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Follow a healthy eating pattern at all ages.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol.

All four of these factors are directly linked to your diet and lifestyle, so, while eating fast food multiple times a week won’t directly cause cancer, it won’t help you protect yourself from developing the disease in the future. Following these guidelines can help you in all the ways that you have power over. Daily habits and diet affect your risk for cancer. 

It’s recommended to use a BMI calculator to find if you’re at a healthy weight. BMI stands for body mass index, and it’s a measurement of the relationship between your weight and height. Typically a healthy BMI is about 25, but this number can change based on different body types. If your BMI is off by a few values from this number then it’s recommended to take measures to either gain or lose weight. The safest way to go about this would be to ask your doctor. 

 

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says, “Today, about half of all American adults—117 million people—have one or more preventable chronic diseases. Seven of the ten most common chronic diseases are favorably influenced by regular physical activity.” This goes past cancer. There’s a plethora of diseases that are affected by diet and physical activity. They recommend adults should do, at least, 150 to 300 minutes of physical activity a week. The work doesn’t need to be vigorous and tire you out for the rest of the day. Just get outside and move! 

You can try out our supplements to help keep you healthy and have a balanced set of nutrients and vitamins with BodyK’s Active B Trio supplement or with Micellized Vitamin A supplement for immune support. Another service we have available here at BodyK is our Wellness Coaching which will provide you with different ways to improve your health after a brief consult.

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