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Maintaining a healthy weight throughout your life, adopting a physically active lifestyle, consuming a healthy diet with an emphasis of plant sources and limiting alcoholic beverages are all ways to limit your risk to cancer, says Colleen Doyle, American Cancer Society’s nutrition expert.
Several bodies of research have shown that becoming overweight increases the likelihood of developing six different types of cancer.
Eating right becomes increasingly challenging for many people during the holiday season. However, Doyle says those holiday meals don’t have to be filled with many extra calories. She suggests good planning with choice ingredients can help skinny down holiday meals without compromising taste.
“Sweet potatoes, cranberries, pumpkin, acorn squash are must-have fruits and vegetables at many a family feast, and they just happen to be loaded with cancer-fighting beta carotene, phytochemicals and fiber,” says Doyle.