Ways to incorporate whole grain in daily diet!

grain-structureOften selection of the daily staples is based on family traditions or cultural influences. Despite being the major component of our diet, we do not put enough time and effort in making a conscious choice of cereal or grains.

Whole grain are seeds of the grasses cultivated for food. They need to be processed to convert them into edible form but the level of processing Continue reading “Ways to incorporate whole grain in daily diet!”

Diet that can reduce the chances of cancer – World Cancer Day

 

how can you prevent cancerEpidemiological studies have shown that 70-90% of all cancers are environmental. Lifestyle related factors are the most important and preventable among the environmental exposures. Research has clearly shown the role of diet in cancer:

  • Risk of cancers is found to be lower among individuals who consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, starchy foods (wheat , jowar, carrots, etc) with only moderate amounts of red and processed meat
  • Risk is higher among those who consume excess amounts of red and processed meats, drink excess alcohol and are overweight/ obese.

How can one reduce the risk of cancer?

Here are some steps that can be taken: Continue reading “Diet that can reduce the chances of cancer – World Cancer Day”