Reducing Your Risk of Cancer Laurie Cartrett objectives To identify 3 lifestyle changes that could reduce their risk of cancer. To write a one day menu for themselves based on the New American Plate. To identify foods rich in phytochemicals that help to reduce the risk of cancer.
American Institute for Cancer Research
The New American Plate is based on the research reportFood, Nutrition, and Prevention of Cancer: A global Perspectivefrom 1997 by the America institute for Cancer Research
Draw your favorite meal on your paper plate. Draw the foods to scale and name them.
8-10 ounces of meat
1 cup or more buttery potatoes
1 cup or more buttery peas
New American plate
A ¾ cup of a whole grain, such as rice
Topped with 3 ounces of meat
Two or more steamed vegetablesAll you have to do is to take a look at your plate.
TURMERIC MAY BE PROTECTIVE AGAISNT PROSTATE, COLON, AND SKIN CANCER.
ROSEMARY MAY BE PROTECTIVE AGAINST BREAST, LUNG, AND SKIN CANCERS.
GINGER HAS ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-INFLAMATORY EFFECTS.Phytochemicals in Herbs and Spices Fight Cancer
No portion limits are set for fish or poultry, but keep portions small to leave room for plenty of fruits and vegetables.Meat Portions Per Day
Top your favorite rice, barley or whole wheat pasta with 2 –3 ounces of cooked meat and plenty of vegetables.
It is not only what we eat that is important but how much we eat.
Learn to guess the portion size of some of your favorite foods by first weighing or measuring them to see what a standard measurement looks like.
Use your new paper plate to redraw your favorite meal based on the New American Plate
Your body mass index is a ratio of your weight to height.
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