I want to challenge you to try something new starting tomorrow or even today if you have not eaten yet. Anything you decide to cook from now on, replace whatever vegetable oil that may be recommended and try cooking with olive oil. According to some research done on 26,000 Greeks, scientists were able to find that just by these individuals using more olive oil in their diet they were able to cut the risk of cancer by 9%. It’s quite fascinating to know that just by including more of this healthy oil into your diet can help you reduce your chances of developing certain cancers. Throughout their study, these scientists concluded that just by including “a couple of elements of the Mediterranean diet [this] could cut the risk of cancer by 12%.” It’s better to start off little than to not do anything at all. It really doesn’t take much effort just to replace your cooking oil. So let us get this straight; here are the basics when it comes to improving your health:
- Eating more unsaturated fats such as olive oil reduces your risk of cancer by 9%
And to further achieve the benefits that the Mediterranean Diet:
- Eating less red meat and more “peas, beans, and lentils, [can] cut the risk of cancer by 12%”
Another addition to your life you might want to consider is adding broccoli into your diet. Studies have shown that broccoli fights against heart disease and stops prostate cancer. The Mediterranean diet praises “higher amounts of fruits [and] vegetables…” and broccoli has appeared to be a very beneficial vegetable especially for men that are vulnerable to prostate cancer. Scientists were able to test the benefits of these vegetables by comparing the “effects of adding 400 grams of broccoli or peas a week” in diets of men that were at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer. Researchers found that the individuals that were tested by eating broccoli had a change in the “activity of genes” in their prostate. Broccoli is not the only vegetable that they believe they could find changes in; “their findings raised the possibility [that] other ‘cruciferous’ vegetables, such as cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, could help prevent or slow down the disease” if the patient were to have a particular “gene variant.” What I want all of you to take from this is that just by changing little things in your life can hugely impact you in advantageous ways.