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It is that most wonderful time of the year—no, we are not talking about Christmas. It’s Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Season. Yes, it’s the time of the year when we stress and spend hours on the phone or online shopping for health coverage. The pain of having to shop health coverage, spend hours on the phone or online with one company vs another for our health insurance can be a daunting task. It does not matter if you are on Medicare or looking for your personal insurance, this can be one of the most….

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When you consider what defines healthy eyes, among the criteria is good vision. The American Optometric Association says the term 20/20 vision is used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity is usually measured with a Snellen chart. It’s likely everyone has seen the Snellen chart – usually starting with a huge “E,” .....

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H. pylori, which is connected to some ulcers and stomach cancer, and reduces the risk of colon cancer. Peeling and chopping garlic cloves and letting them sit for 15 to 20 minutes before cooking activates enzymes and releases the sulfur compounds. Eating two to three cloves of garlic daily reduces the risk of breast, brain, lung and other cancers.


Broccoli

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale and cauliflower contain phyto-chemicals called glucosinolates, which produce protective enzymes that are released when they are eaten raw. These vegetables are most protective against cancers of the mouth, esophagus and stomach, according to clinical studies conducted by the WCRF and the AICR.


Tomatoes

That red color in a tomato comes from a phytochemical called lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. Studies suggest a lycopene rich diet is connected to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Lycopene protects cells from damage that could lead to cancer by boosting the immune system. AICR scientists also suspect

Research from several sources indicates vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dietary fiber can protect against a variety of cancers. Studies conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) indicate the benefits of eating mostly foods of plant origin, such as broccoli, berries and garlic. The research showed these foods have some of the strongest links to cancer prevention. They were low in calories and fat and packed with powerful phytochemicals and antioxidants that may help reduce cancer risk.


Studies suggest 30 percent to 40 percent of all kinds of cancer can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and dietary measures. Some of the top cancer-fighting foods include:


Fruits and Vegetables

Antioxidants such as vitamin C, lycopene and beta-carotene are found in many fruits and vegetables. Studies suggest people whose diets are rich in fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of cancer.


Garlic

The sulphur compounds that cause the bad odor in garlic may also stop cancer-causing substances from forming in your body, speed DNA repair and kill cancer cells. Garlic fights bacteria, including

TOP CANCER- FIGHTING FOODS

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lycopene stops the growth of tumours by interfering with abnormal cell growth. To get the most benefit from lycopene, eat cooked or processed tomatoes, including tomato juice and pizza sauce.


Apple

An apple a day protects against liver, colon and breast cancer. The European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition study demonstrated increasing fruits and vegetables by the equivalent of one small apple a day could prevent more than 300,000 cases of cancer worldwide each year. Eat the apple skin, too: Researchers at Cornell University found triterpenoid compounds in the peels contribute to apples’ anti-cancer activity.


Whole Grains

These deliver plenty of fiber and contain other substances that may battle cancer, including lignans, which act as antioxidants, and saponins, which could keep cancer cells from multiplying. Look for bread labeled 100-percent whole wheat rather than simply wheat bread, which likely contains refined grains. For even more lignans, choose a whole wheat bread sprinkled with flax or sesame seeds. High-fiber diets protect against colon, lymphoma, breast and prostate cancer.


Fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans and legumes protect you by binding up and escorting out chemicals and hormones that promote cancer. Other cancer-fighting foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, seaweed, mushrooms, kale, grapes, grapefruit, berries, papaya, oranges, avocados, nuts and figs. Various types of teas, both green and black, help, and so do herbs and spices such as rosemary and turmeric.


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