This week on the Today show, Today Nutritionist Joy Bauer has been dishing on how making simple food swaps can help reduce your risk of developing different diseases. This morning on the Today show Joy shared how you can help reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancer.
In the video below, renowned nutritionist and Today show contributor, Joy Bauer discussed what cancer is. She stated that “Cancer is a name that’s given to a whole collection of diseases, and no matter what type you have, whether it’s breast cancer, or prostate cancer or colon cancer, abnormal cells are dividing uncontrollably and they’re spreading into the surrounding healthy tissue.”
Here are a few lifestyle changes you can make to help lower your risk for developing cancer, courtesy of Joy Bauer:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Limit alcohol
- Don’t smoke
- Wear sunscreen
- Get screened
When it comes to food swaps, Joy dished that for those of us who love yogurt and granola for breakfast, yogurt and pomegranate seeds are a better option! Pomegranate seeds have cancer fighting polyphenols. Don’t forget to marinate the meat and vegetables you grill (charred meat produces HCAs) as it can help reduce your risk for developing cancer as well
Video: Watch Today Nutritionist Joy Bauer and Willie Geist discuss how you can help reduce your risk for developing cancer with simple food swaps and lifestyle changes on the Thursday, September 3, 2015 episode of the Today show. ** If you have any questions or comments about this segment, Joy Bauer and the Today show itself, please contact the Today show directly at Today.com. Thank you!