Men's Health - Foods to Beat Chronic Disease
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK and the second most common cancer in men worldwide. The number of cases is expected to almost double to 1.7 million cases by 2030
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 25-49.
World Health Organisation (WHO) projections back in 2005 stated that the majority of all deaths are modifiable with dietary and lifestyle change. A healthy diet can have a major impact on overall health and mortality risk.
A research report published in March 2014 found that eating 7 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces the risk of death from cancer by 25% and the risk of heart disease by 31%.
Increased intake of fruits and vegetables are associated with lowered cholesterol, reduced risk of stroke, decreased risk of type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers, improved immune function, liver activity and bone health to name but a few of the many benefits.
Only 30% of adults and 41% of older adults, and 10% of boys and 7% of girls between the ages of 11-18 meet the now outdated 5-a-day recommendation.
Simple Change – Dramatic Benefits
One simple step you can take to dramatically improve your health is to up your intake of fruit and veg, and there’s an endless list of reasons why this is a great idea! Despite such a seemingly simple action leading to significant benefits; average intakes are still worryingly low. The key to making any change to your diet or lifestyle is to start with small steps – add an extra portion per day to begin with and once established you can then add another, and so on.
Boost Your Diet
Even the most seasoned fruit and veg enthusiast can struggle to meet the recommended intake occasionally - when life is hectic and time is short. If fruit and vegetable consumption is known to be low, a fruits and greens powder may be worth considering adding to the diet. And whilst it certainly is no substitute for the real thing in terms of the benefits it can deliver, it’s certainly a useful second best and can really help to enhance the otherwise lacking daily intake of natural bioactive compounds. A fruits and vegetables powder can provide the antioxidant power of over 20 servings of fruit and vegetables and can be an easy, tasty and convenient way to support fruit and vegetable consumption in line with the latest research.
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