Healthy Recipes

Who says eating healthy is boring

 
Recipes to fight cancer and heart disease

 

   

Many observations and discoveries have been made over the past few decades that lead scientists and nutritionists to believe that leading a healthy lifestyle and consuming healthy food, can reduce our chances of getting cancer, heart disease, degenerative diseases, and even delay the aging process.

IN 1997, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) published a joint study that was the result of a 15 year research, titled: Food Nutrition And The Prevention of Cancer - A Global Perspective.

The following two quotes from this report states:

It is now apparent that though genetic predisposition varies, the key factors determining whether people develop cancer are environmental. The 2 most important ways to reduce cancer risk are the avoidance of cancer-causing agents, of which tobacco is the most lethal, but which also include biological agents, viruses, and bacteria, and the habitual consumption of diets high in those food and drinks that protect against cancer.

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The panel found that … inappropriate diets cause around one-third of all cancer deaths … (it) estimates that 30 to 40 per cent of cancer causes throughout the world are preventable by feasible dietary means.

To sum this up, what all this means that if we don’t smoke tobacco, and consume lots of healthy food regularly, we can reduce our risk of getting cancer by up to 40 per cent.

What constitutes healthy food? Food that are wholesome, low in carbohydrates, cholesterol, salt and bad fats. And high in fibre/fiber, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and also good fats.

Apart from reducing the risk of cancer, a healthy diet can also help to reduce heart disease. By consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants, good fats (olive oil, sunflower oil, salmon, tuna) and fiber, scientists have found that we can reduce / prevent heart disease by up to 32 per cent.

Wait a minute. Weren’t we told that fat is no good. Well, yes, and no. Over the past few decades, scientists have made observations and tests that provide strong evidence that not all fats are unhealthy. In fact there are certain type of fats (unsaturated fats) that are actually very good for our health. Examples of the good fats are olive oil, fish oil (from salmon, tuna), sunflower oil, safflower oil, sesame oil.

Our diets consist of a few major components: carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta), protein (lean meat, soy), fats (oils), fibre/fiber (fruits and vegetables). We have got to know which of these are good for us, and vice versa, because eating healthy will not only help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other bad diet diseases, but also keep us young and sprightly.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean eating bland, tasteless food. I have compiled a list of tasty, mouth-watering recipes for your eating pleasure.

Enjoy!

The Editor
www.nutrition-info.com

 

Healthy Recipes ...
Cucumber Salad with Spiced Pork and Sesame Seeds
Spinach Crepes
Vegetarian Chilli With Peaches and 3 Beans

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