· A typical cola contains the equivalent of 10 tsp. of sugar. Water contains no sugar. Replacing one cola beverage daily with water can cut 3,650 tsp. of sugar a year from your diet.
· You can improve your lymph system cleansing by learning to practice deep breathing. The expansion and contraction of the diaphragm stimulates your lymphatic system and massages your internal organ, helping the body to rid itself of toxins.
· For every 14 grams of fiber in your daily diet, your calorie intake is reduced by about 10 percent. High fiber foods such as oats, beans and berries also help to reduce your cancer risk.
· Foods that are high in fat and low in fiber (donuts) tend to boost the hormones estrogen and testosterone that promote some cancers.
· The WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund International) released a report in November 2008 that states 40% of cancer can be prevented through diet and exercise.
· Studies show that exercising as little as 10 minutes a day during cancer treatment can reduce fatigue and improve quality of life of cancer patients.
· Research from MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that mind-body exercises such as Yoga and Pilates have shown to increase physical function, and improve overall health for cancer patients.
· An omega-3 deficiency could increase the risk of depression, so chow down on salmon and trout, foods that are rich in those fatty acids. Almonds also contain folate, a nutrient that might improve your mood.
· A study in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine indicates that exercise may reduce depression symptoms as effectively as medication.