Hebbie Posted April 4, 2005 Share Posted April 4, 2005 Dr. Weil's Daily Tip 4/4/05 Eating to Prevent Lung Cancer While many women state their worst fear is breast cancer, lung cancer is now actually the biggest cancer threat to women - it accounts for the same amount of cancer-related deaths as breast and gynecological cancers combined. Along with the obvious lifestyle choices - such as not smoking - diet may play a role in preventing or lessening the risk of developing lung cancer. Make the following changes: Add more antioxidants. Apples, tomatoes and oranges are especially helpful in nourishing the lungs. Add carrots, yellow squash and dark, leafy greens for their lung-cancer protective carotenoids. Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins. Eat whole soy foods - their phytoestrogens may have a protective effect. Keep in mind that dietary carotenoids are your best source. While supplemental mixed carotenoids may offer some benefit, you should avoid taking isolated beta-carotene if you are, or were, a smoker - higher doses may actually increase the risk of lung cancer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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