Let's eat in a way that helps to prevent cancer: and get enough execise
A Diet Plan For Life
We all know that we should eat a diet that consist of more vegetables and fruit than meats. We know this because we watch talk shows on television. We watch the news and that are always human interest stories that drill us on how we should eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid too much red meat. We have seen the food pyramids that help us to visualize the proportions of the different food groups that we eat and how much we should eat of each. So, we do have information available to us, actually, it is readily available to us on the Internet (we can google) and in the libraries, in newspapers, and of course, on television.
The American Cancer Society is the main source of information that I am reccomending that you go to, to receive reliable, up to date, information on how to eat to decrease your risk for cancers, of all kinds. The the years that I spent doing medical research, where I was able to observe (through Naturalistic observation) how a healthy diet increased the "power" of the immune system to keep an organism healthy, I becaue a believer in the benefits of eating healthy meals.
I noticed that even the best of eaters, those that eat healthy meals religiously, that is, they eat well balanced and quality foods most of the time, but sometimes they would go off of their healthy diets and eat "junk foods, candy bars, and high salt meals." They did not do this very often and they did not "pig-out" on candy bars and other junk foods. They would just treat themselves, as if to reward themselves, for the pleasure of it. I've seen doctors do this. I hate to admit it, but in the past, I have been know to do display this behavior myself.
But as trendsetters in health-promotion, and as examples to others, especially children, we must show the way, as beckons, to how people should eat to enjoy high quality and abundant lives. For example, we know that eating enough foods with fiber in them will help us to have bowel movements easier, while at the same time, decreasing our risk for certain cancers. This is why doctors tell their patients to eat vegetables and fruit, which have a high fiber content (and oat bran) because they believe that this will help to prevent colon cancer. We don't want people getting colon cancer and we don't want to get ourselves.
Dietians talk about making sure that we get 25 grams of (fiber in or meals) a day, as a minimum, which can come from cereals, beans, and other plant sources. Calcium is pretty important and most health care providers tell their people to get 1000 milligrams a day (I would advise you to ask your own doctor for advise before putting yourself on calcium, we don't don't want to disrespect your doctor here.
Make sure that your fluid intake is adequate. You have heard it said that 8 glasses of water a day is the magic number. Actually, you get water in other fluids that you drink during the course of the day,and you get some water in your foods. Depending on your physical activities, you may have to drink more that 8 glasses a day. For example, I have friends who are organic farmers, working in the sun, who drink many times more that 8 glasses a day. They sweat out their water and electrolytes and these substances have to be replaced. So, they drink lots of water with minerals in it. Once again, know your own body. If your mouth is dry, and you a feeling a little light-headed, and you are out in the sun, you could be getting dehydrated and you have to drink some fluids and take care of yourself. Heat exhaustion and heat strokes can be a real problem. Actually, a heat stroke can kill you. So, be careful.
Okay, this is enough advice to get you going on a good diet plan. I want you to do some work, some research, some more reading, and get on top of this "diet plan thing." It could save your life in the long run. It could give you a few extra year of life, "a more abundant life."
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