Cancer cases are expected to double reports the World Health Organisation. They suggest that the ageing population, the increase in obesity and lifestyle habits are setting this trend.
It is now well recognised that smoking and environmental pollutants play a role in increasing the risk of cancer development. This morning again obesity has been mentioned and I would add to that the increased use of processed fats.
Fats, contained in many of the processed foods eaten daily by much of our world where food is highly industrialised, detrimentally affect the way our cells function. They particularly affect the health of the cell membrane and thereby the health of the vital components in the cell. From a simplistic view, if the functioning of the DNA contained in the cell is adversely affected, mutations or changes can occur and with other factors may lead on to the development of cancers.
So what can we do about fats to reduce the risk ……….
- Reduce/remove the intake of highly processed foods that contain hydrogenated fats – margarines, reduced fat spreads, commercially produced cakes, biscuits, crisps and fast foods etc
- Reduce/remove fats that have been cooked at high temperatures – high temperature frying, grilling particularly when using polyunsaturated oils
- Eat foods containing good oils – particularly cold water fish – salmon, herrings, mackerel etc. and a variety of fresh nuts and seeds
There are many things that we can easily do to reduce our risk – watch this blog post for further updates.
If you would like more help with your diet for a health reason or you would like support to lose weight healthily or you would like a programme to support detoxification:- call Jane on 01366 347452 to discuss what I could help you with.