Cancer-fighting superfoods you should eat

 

The food that we eat either hurts us or helps us. If our diet is overloaded with fat, sodium of sugar then over time it’s going to hurt us. It’s going to put us more at risk for heart disease, diabetes and several types of cancer. Yet, if we eat a high protein and low-fat diet, the chances of encountering any of those illnesses significantly drop. Your lifespan increases and your heart gets stronger. If your goal is to beat cancer, incorporate the following foods as much as possible. You’re going to find that your body feels so much better!

 

Consider adding onions to your diet. I never really enjoyed onions until I tried them on a sandwich. Now I eat onions practically on anything. Onions are an excellent source of biotin. This helps to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood sugar. Eating onions is also a way to keep your skin healthy and reduce your way of encountering hair loss. It has a considerable amount of vitamin C, which not only boosts your immune system but helps to protect it against colds. Likewise, onions help to lower blood pressure and relieve stress.

Mushrooms are another cancer-fighting superfood. It’s been studied that this vegetable can help keep your weight under control. This is effective when people replace red meat with white mushrooms. Over time, people can drop a significant amount of weight which reduces their risk of obesity. The white mushrooms, too, have been shown to reduce breast cancer in both men and women. This may be due to the fact that this s superfood is so rich in fiber. It boosts your immune system and helps it to fight off viruses.

Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse of cancer-fighting minerals and vitamins. Sweet potatoes are considered to be a squash. They are in the same family as pumpkin. This vegetable has high amounts of vitamin A (which is good for your eyes) and turmeric, which fights cancerous tumors throughout the body. Most people eat this vegetable at Thanksgiving with marshmallows on top but enjoy all year. Add it as a side dish to soup or make it into fries. It’s going to keep you healthy and your heart strong.

Broccoli, too, is another cancer-fighting food. It works to remove cholesterol from your body, which ultimately reduces your likeliness of a heart attack or stroke. Broccoli is also a powerhouse of vitamin K. This vitamin works to keep your bones strong and healthy. Vitamin C, too, is also a rich source of broccoli, This is going to actively promote wound healing while boosting your immune system to fight off dangerous bacteria. Broccoli can be used creatively in any culinary dish. Experiment with it and you’ll find that this delicious vegetable is worth its effort to fight cancer.

Finally, pumpkin can help you prevent cancer. This autumn vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes perfect eyesight. It strengthens your eyes to see better in dim lights. Pumpkin is also a great food to spark weight loss. It’s going trim your body of unneeded weight through its fiber and keep you full for longer. In turn, this is going to lower your risk of diabetes and obesity which go hand-in-hand in lowering your cancer risk. Let’s not forget, too, that pumpkin can strengthen your heart. Pumpkin seeds, for instance, have been shown to lower bad cholesterol. This reduces your risk of a heart attack. Incorporating these foods is going to be a game changer. Find new, innovative ways to eat them and your health will be better off for it.

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How stress affects the heart

 

What stresses you out? This question is sure to be answered differently by each person, but it’s an important answer. More importantly, how we handle our stress matters. If we are too stressed out, it spikes our risk of a heart attack or heart disease. On the flip side, if we manage stress well, it lowers the risk. As you read through this article, ask yourself how you rate with each of the techniques.

First and foremost, stress can increase your chances of a heart attack. Heart attacks are associated with pain not only in the chest but all throughout the body. It’s common to have pain the back, arm, jaw and neck. Shortness of breath and headaches are also common. Most experience these symptoms with high levels of anxiety, but a heart attack is serious. Chest pains can be absolutely frightening. If you have a stressful job, you may want to switch careers where your stress is more under control.

Stress also impacts blood sugar levels. Most people think of diabetics when this is mentioned. However, non-diabetics should still be concerned with their blood sugar. When you get angry, your blood sugar rises. When you stay calm, so does your blood sugar. You can tell when it rises because you feel like you’re about to pass out. A person’s face gets red like a cherry, their hands gets red and their voice trembles. Your body turning you red is a warning sign. It’s telling you to calm down. It’s telling you that, should you get any angrier, it’s probably there could be a heart attack.

Digestive problems or obesity could also be a sign of stress. Many people have nausea or vomiting when they are too stressed out. They stray away from their typical eating habits and start eating comfort foods, which may lead to excessive weight gain. They sneak food where nobody will see them eat it, such as closets as if they are ashamed. Diarrhea or constipation may also affect the body. These are also signs that you’re stressed out. When you’re experiencing these symptoms, your body is having to pump more blood. Your heart knows you have anxiety and it’s trying to keep up.

Sleep problems may also be an issue. Many a time I have been kept up thinking. Stress always get the better of me at night, but you have to get sleep in order to stay healthy. Without sleep, it opens the door to insomnia and other problems. It also increases your chances of encountering heart attack, stroke or diabetes. If you lose too much sleep, it could lead to memory problems, a weakened immune system or weight gain. Likewise, it could contribute to high blood pressure or heart disease.

Finally, stress can cause broken heart syndrome. This mimics the symptoms of a heart attack and often occurs when someone is a great deal of physical stress. It may occur after a job loss or the death of a loved one. In contrast to a heart attack, however, the arteries are not blocked due to much fat buildup. Rather, the heart enlarges and does not pump as well. While this is a treatable condition, it can strike an old person or a young and healthy person. The best way to protect your heart is to reduce your stress. Learn how to manage it well and stay ahead of the game.

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