10 diet tips for cancer prevention
A healthy diet and regular adequate physical activity are of major importance to preventing cancer and maintaining good health throughout life.
The World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) continuously review and assess the body of evidence on diet, physical activity and cancer.
WCRF/AICR’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention include:
Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight
Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day
Avoid sugary drinks. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods (particularly processed foods high in added sugar, or low in fibre, or high in fat)
Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, and pulses such as beans
Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats
If consumed at all, limit alcoholic drinks to 2 for men and 1 for women a day
Limit consumption of salty foods and foods processed with salt (sodium)
Don’t use supplements to protect against cancer