Health

How To Cook Your Food To Beat Cancer

22nd November 2017

By MACROS | Published on November 22, 2017


The word cancer sends a shudder down spines, yet 90-95% of cancers are caused by avoidable lifestyle problems, according to research by the University of Texas.

You might have your fat-burning and bicep-bulging diet locked down, but what does it mean for your health? Getting the right information about this disease on the internet can be like drinking water from a fire hydrant, so use the dietary tips below to keep forever healthy.

 

Pre-microwave

The microwave has a tarnished reputation that’s going to be hard to turn around, but this much maligned kitchen tool has its own cancer-eliminating properties.

Experts at the European Food Information Council suggest microwaving your chips before you fry them will zap their cancer-causing chemicals – the carcinogenics were reduced by up to 60% when they were then fried at 375ºC. Your microwave should be used to warm up more foods than just last night’s pizza.

 

Turn down the heat

The way you sizzle your meat plays a pivotal role in your risk factors. Well-done, fried or charred meats are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and other types; the journal Cancer found high-temperature cooking may increase the risk of kidney cancer.


Use some low-temperature cooking methods like baking, broiling or even breaking out the slow cooker to reduce your cancer risk. It tastes better and is better for you.

 

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Full steam ahead

You don’t need to be a Michelin-starred chef to beat this disease using two simple techniques. Of course, broccoli has excellent nutritional value, but make sure you steam it because boffins from Zhejiang University, China, found steaming your greens will retain their carotenoids – the pigments that help to prevent cancer. 

 

Don’t sugar coat it

Cancer has a sweet tooth the size of Dracula’s fangs, and it has an appetite for drinking the blood of those with high blood pressure. Although sugars provide us with energy, and in some ways contribute to our well-being, they can also increase your chances of getting cancer, significantly, according to the medical website madrimasd. One way to cut sugar from your diet is to swap fruit juice for solid fruit and ditch the soda for humble H20.