April is Cancer Control Month

Posted on April 2, 2019

Written By: Lisa Perry, RDN, Lisa Perry Nutrition, lisaperryrdn@gmail.com

Consuming a healthful diet may cut your risk for cancer. Recommendations from the American Cancer Society include eating a minimum of 2 ½ cups of vegetables and fruits per day, limiting your intake of processed meats (deli meats, hot dogs, bacon), and replacing highly processed grains with whole grain products. Also, limit alcohol to 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men. Limit sedentary activities, as much as possible. Being physically active may cut your risk for cancer, but be sure to discuss it with your physician or physical therapist before starting any new physical activity.