Each year, 300 of every 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with some form of cancer, according to the latest statistics.
And with the disease affecting so many families, it's no wonder that so many of us are interested in doing whatever we can to avoid a diagnosis.
So when Whole Living teamed up to create an all-digital issue of their magazine, focusing entirely on ways to promote cancer-free living, we wanted to help get the word out. Read on for the first 20 tips and then click over to read the rest on their dedicated site. Each click will raise money for cancer research, so you can protect those around you at the same time as you're learning how to protect yourself.
Cheer The Blues
In terms of antioxidant power, fresh blueberries are stars, with high concentrations of anthocyanins, which may curb cancer cell proliferation.
Put On The Kettle
White and green tea contain EGCG, a plant chemical and antioxidant that may protect cell health.
Add Some Zing
Ginger may reduce the risk of colon cancer by quelling inflammation in the digestive tract.
Have A Salad -- In A Glass
Kale contains isothiocyanates, which help purge the body of carcinogens, and apples appear to have anticancer effects on the colon.
A brisk, daily 30-minute walk can improve sleep and energy and potentially reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer.