What you eat really does matter. By choosing the right balance of foods to eat you can reduce your chances of having cancer.
Did You Know?
- A healthy diet contains lots of fruit and vegetables, is based on starchy foods and is low in fat, salt and sugar.
- Adults who skip breakfast are likely to take in more calories during the course of the day than people who do eat breakfast.
- Food that claims to be ‘fat-free’ or ‘low-fat’ can often be misleading. Read the ingredients to find out if the product contains a lot of sugar, as this turns into fat in the body anyway.
- Women need less calories (1940) per day than men (2550), so don’t serve up equal portions
- Fully breastfeed for 6 months
What Can You Do?
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day (recommended 8 glasses per day). Water decreases appetite and increases metabolism.
- Trim excess fat from meats.
- Watch your portion sizes. At home, serve appropriate portion sizes, and store the rest for leftovers.
- Use low-fat cooking methods like roasting, baking, broiling, steaming or poaching. Limit deep-fat frying and sautéing in a lot of oil, butter or margarine. Use a cooking spray, broth or water to sauté meats.
- Don’t skip meals. Eat at regular times with your last meal of the day more than two hours before your usual bedtime.