…because what you put on your plate matters
That doesn’t always mean that it’s easy.
Rule number one:
Eat lots of fruits & vegetables. Aim for 8 portions a day in as many different colours as you can.
Even better – eat more leafy green vegetables:
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, watercress, rocket, spinach, pak choi and Brussels sprouts are jam-packed with nutrients. They’re excellent sources of iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, antioxidants, vitamin C, omega 3 and fibre. What’s more, they contain more phytochemicals than any other vegetables – most of them glucosinolates, which have been linked to a reduction in cancer in several population studies. No wonder they’re dubbed superfoods!
Then, drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.
If you manage this on a daily basis, you can be a bit more relaxed about all the other rules out there.
References: DM Parkin (2011). The fraction of cancer attributable to lifestyle and environmental factors in the UK in 2010 British Journal of Cancer, 105 (Supplement 2)