Herbs and spices have always been essential to good cooking. They can be used as a healthy substitute for salt, which may be linked to higher risk for stomach cancer and high blood pressure.
Fresh summer meals can be made even healthier when you add fragrant herbs and spices that help you cool off. Research shows that fragrant green herbs and pungent spices boost good health by substituting for salt and adding natural phytochemicals which may protect against cancer.
AICR’s launch of Third Expert Report – Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer: A Global Perspective, came with a set of new ten Cancer Prevention Recommendations. After reviewing the vast volume of research examining the links between diet, weight and physical activity, and cancer prevention and survival, one of the recommendations from experts in the field is to be a healthy weight. It says, “Next to not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. Aim to be at the lower end of the healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) range.”
The greater the extent of overweight and obesity, the greater the risk of cancer. Obesity affects at least one-third of Americans, raising their risk for cancer. Too much body weight is linked to at least 12 types of cancer.
June is Men’s Health Month! We use this month to raise awareness of preventable cancers among men. Today, over 90 percent of prostate cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Earlier detection, combined with more effective treatment, has made prostate cancer more survivable than ever.