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Women, These Are Important Eating Tips That Helps To Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Women, These Are Important Eating Tips That Helps To Prevent Ovarian Cancer 

An ovarian cancer are cancer that begins in the female organs that produce eggs (i.e ovaries).


This kind of cancer often goes almost undetected until it has spread around the pelvis and stomach. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is more difficult to treat and can be extremely fatal.


Though this cases are quite rare in Nigeria, with fewer than 100 thousand cases per year. It's an aliment treatable by a medical professional and it requires medical diagnosis.


Nevertheless, and addage says prevention is better than cure. Why wait till the worst happens when you know you can actually do this simply stuffs and measures to secure your life and future?


Because according to findings, Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. While the exact cause of ovarian cancer is still unknown, one of the major risk factors is diet.


According to the American Cancer Society which advised that eating a variety of healthy foods, with emphasis on plant sources, helps reduce the chances of developing this kind of cancer.


Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until the advanced stages, as it may not show any symptoms in the early stages.


Here's the most common symptoms. It includes:


•Urinary urgency

•Fatigue

•Pain during sex

•Pelvic or abdominal pain

•Trouble eating or feeling full quickly

•Menstrual changes

•Abdominal swelling with weight loss


However, to keep your body healthy by eating a balanced and nutritious diet, avoid alcohol, halt smoking, and staying active will keep your body strong and your immune system working properly. 


Here are some tips to keep your body healthy and lessen your chances of developing ovarian cancer:


Try Foods High In Fiber

You need foods that are high in fiber and nutrients that will keep you full with fewer calories. Green leafy vegetables are high volume foods that provide plenty of health benefits without overdoing calories. 

Fiber can also reduce your chances of developing colon cancer.


Consume Vegetables More

According to findings, some plant foods should always be a included in your cancer-fighting diet. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, water leaf, and ugu contain compounds known as glucosinolates that have shown anti-cancer effects.

This veggies gives you extra vitamins and more nutrients to stay full, healthy, and aids to fight cancer at the same time.


Drink Tea More

If you love beverage other than water, it is more advisable to try some green tea, because it contains polyphenol compounds, and it includes epigallocatechin gallate, that has been shown to inhibit ovarian cancer. 


Try To Limit Your Red Meat Consumption

Processed meats should always be avoided to keep your body in tip-top shape. Limiting your intake of red meats such as beef, pork and lamb will help lower your risk of ovarian cancer. 

When you are consuming meat, make sure you’re buying quality organic meats without harmful growth hormones.


Lastly, 

Avoid Excess Sugar

You should know that all of the serious health risks involving too much added sugar in your diet, can lead to heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and more. 

Content created and supplied by: EXCLUSIVE_Mira (via Opera News )

American Cancer Society Nigeria

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