Best Foods for Skin Cancer Prevention
The heat is on... and so is the sunscreen. By now we all have a checklist for sun safety. Apply sunscreen before leaving the house. Sport a hat or visor when in the sun. Wear cover-ups on a regular basis. Avoid being outside during peak hours. Stay out of tanning beds. But it's not just what you're putting on your body, but in your body as well. New research shows that there are actually foods that prevent skin cancer. There are some foods that possess "antianglogenic" properties. Sun damage leads to the growth of new blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis. Foods that have antiagiogenesis substances deprive cancer cells and stop them from growing and becoming deadly. Among these foods are omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon. Foods rich in antioxidants also fight against cancer cells. By following a healthy diet, you're already ahead of the game. Even better is to follow the Mediterranean style of eating which is lean meat, nuts, whole grains, vegetables and low-fat dairy.