Eat to Beat
Eating well, in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy and positive lifestyle, has many benefits. From our weight, body image, heart, and blood pressure, to a healthy mind, better skin and more energy – the benefits of a wholesome diet are seemingly endless.
So, could the foods that we intake also aid in the prevention of skin cancer? Numerous medical studies suggest that foods containing certain vitamins and antioxidants might help prevent skin cancer.
Fish may help decrease the incidence of skin cancer. Fatty fish – such as salmon, tuna, sardines and trout – contain large quantities of omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to fight skin-damaging free radicals.
By adding certain herbs and spices to your diet, you can increase your antioxidant intake and help fight off skin cancer and melanoma-causing radicals.
Fruits and vegetables that are bright orange, red, green and yellow – such as tomatoes, oranges, kale, spinach, and collard greens (broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower) – are beneficial. That’s because they are high in carotenoids, which are believed to combat the dangerous impact of UV rays by fighting free radicals.
If you enjoy a cup or two of tea to unwind with each day, you may also be gulping down cancer-fighting antioxidants! Green teas contain antioxidants that hinder the growth of proteins necessary for cancer formation.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.