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Carcinogens In Our Food. What will they think of next? Curious about this are you? One of the things I highly recommend is to learn to read food labels. I now believe that if it comes in a package and wasn’t around a hundred years ago, chances are our body wasn’t designed naturally to process it.

Preventing or minimizing the chance of getting cancer is a fairly easy thing to do. There are a number of actions you can take. Understanding diet and nutrition is the one that you have the most control over. Nobody tells you what to eat or feed your family and friends. It’s your choice. It can also be your choice to feed yourself and others with healthy, tasty foods without radically changing your lifestyle. Your choice of foods can go a long way to preventing cancer. Understanding what is in your foods is an important part of your cancer prevention or treatment diet. One of the easiest things that you have control over is reading and understanding food labels.

Processed foods these days contain many ingredients that are carcinogenic and known to contribute towards causing cancer. Remember, if it wasn’t around 100 years ago and comes in a package, it probably isn’t good for you.

Unfortunately, most cancer patients don’t start looking at diet until after they’ve contracted the disease. Their doctors tell them about a healthy diet and they change only after the bad news. I've been contacted by several people in this circumstance where they're in fairly advanced stages and are desperately seeking a solution. In some cases, not all, it might be too late. It’s never too late to start reading and understanding food labels now.

You’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”. Well how about something a bit more direct: “your lifestyle decides your death style”. Food consumption is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a survival requirement for many people. Reading and understanding food labels can go a long way towards giving you a healthy lifestyle. Reading and understanding food labels can go a long way towards preventing cancer, and other deficiency diseases. And like I said before, it’s something you have absolute control over.

Here’s some simple steps that can get you started in learning how to read food labels.

Step 1: Familiarize Yourself With Where to Look for the Ingredients on a Food Label. Step 2: Look for Serving Size Step 3: Understand Your Calories Step 4: Know Your Nutrient Requirements Step 5: Understand Some Meanings Step 6: Know Your Ingredients Step 7: Learn Which Foods to Avoid

Give some thought to these and we’ll expand on them a bit more in the next few articles. I can tell you right now that steps 5 and 6 warrant a dedicated article each. They are critical pieces to understanding food labels, and what you feed your children, family and friends. And understanding what you eat is a critical part of any cancer treatment or prevention planning.


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Gary2  

You are so very wright about all the thing they are putting in our food today Great Article Steve. Gary

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