In 1997 the World Cancer Research Fund published a report entitled: "Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a global perspective"
Here is a very short summary of it's main dietary recommendations.
1. Our diet should
contain mostly foods of plant origin
Red meat is best eaten only in small quantities. Ideally, think of meat as a side-dish or garnish to the main meal of vegetables, potatoes & breads.
2. Eat 5 or more portions
of fruit & vegetables, every day
3. Eat 7+ portions
of cereals, legumes, starchy-type foods and other plant food, every
Whenever possible, choose wholegrain or 'brown' varieties, like brown bread, brown rice and brown pasta.
4. Move away from meat, especially red meat
5. Eat less fat
High fat diets may increase the risk of cancers of the breast, lung, colon, prostate and rectum. Also they tend to cause people to put on weight and become obese. Unfortunately, obesity increases the risk of cancer of the breast, womb and kidney.
6. Alcohol consumption
is not recommended
Alcoholic drinks increase the risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, colon and liver. They may also increase the risk of breast cancer.
If you want the nutritional benefits of wine, eat grapes! See: Fat & Resveratrol
7. Do not smoke!
If you want to lose weight
and stay healthy, follow this Weight
Loss Diet Program.
OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT and