While the CDC and other governmental agencies push the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in an attempt to curb future cervical cancer rates, a powerful natural option is readily available and free of dangerous side-effects -- in other words, diet. From a low glycemic index eating plan to raspberries and turmeric, food is a potent, cost-friendly and effective defense against cervical cancer. Below are four dietary habits to adopt that help ensure a healthy future.
Food-based solutionsChoosing low glycemic index foods is one of the best ways to avoid cancer, including those of the cervix. Time and again, researchers have found that consuming easily digested, high glycemic index foods like sugar, refined carbohydrates and potatoes, substantially raises insulin levels and insulin growth factor (IGF) -- two hormones that increase tumor growth and progression. Focusing on foods that digest slowly (non-starchy vegetables and fruit, legumes and whole-grains) will keep blood glucose stable and insulin levels within healthy range.
Avoiding excess protein is another dietary practice that reduces the risk of cancer. Since the turn of the century, researchers have recognized one of the body's main defense against the proliferation of malignant cells is pancreatin -- a combination of protein digesting enzymes made by the pancreas. When an overabundance of protein is consumed, these enzymes are diverted from their important task of keeping cancerous cells in check. For optimum protection, it's recommended that at least 12 hours each day should be protein-free.