Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tips to prevent Cancer and Awards

Wish You all a Very Happy Women's day

Tomorrow (March 8th) is not only International Women's Day, for me it is also my Father's Birthday. He was my source of inspiration and taught me so many things. He taught me to love others, he taught me to be patient, taught me to be persistent in what I do, gave me the courage, mental strength to face tough situations in life. If not for him I will not be what I am today. Today he is not with me, I lost him to Cancer. I am dedicating this post in remembrance of him. The information given here are collected from here ,here, here ,here here and here .I have summarized a few very important tips so that it will be useful for others. Those who want to know more in detail can check out the above links.

Many factors play a role in cancer development, but the good news is that most can be avoided. Few tips are given below-

1.Include fruits and vegetables in your diet-

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables greatly reduces your risk of developing cancer and many other conditions, presumably because of the beta-carotene content. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, which help repair our damaged cells. Green, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are your best bet to help prevent cancer. Studies also show that dark fruits, like blueberries and grapes, may also have anti-cancer properties.

2.Include Garlic in your diet

Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system's natural defenses against cancer, and may have the potential to reduce tumor growth.

3.Drink lot of water as water flush your toxins

Drink lot of water to flush out toxins from the body. Do not drink or use chlorinated water. Chlorine by products trigger the production of free radicals in the body causing cell damage and are highly carcinogenic. According to the U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality, "Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine."

4.Take up a tea habit

The healing powers of green tea have been valued in Asia for thousands of years. In the West, new research reveals that it protects against a variety of cancers as well as heart disease. Some scientists believe that a chemical in green tea called EGCG could be one of the most powerful anticancer compounds.

5. Exercise regularly

Studies show that regular exercise can lower a person’s risk of developing of cancer. While researchers don’t know why individuals who regularly exercise have lower rates of cancer, they believe it may be because exercise helps to control body fat, stimulate the immune system, and alter the balance of certain hormones.

6.Limit saturated fat intake

Fats are a necessary part of our diet but high-fat diets can increase our risk of cancer, heart disease and other conditions.Try not to eat too many fatty foods. In particular, try to cut down on saturated fats as contained in fatty meat, biscuits, crisps, cheese and butter.Saturated fats found in marbled meat and high-fat dairy products are more likely to increase risk of breast cancer than unsaturated fats found in nuts, seeds and avocados, as well as olive and canola oils. Try to avoid frying food in lots of oil - try steaming, braising or lightly grilling instead.

7. Minimize using salt and sugar, Maximize the fiber

Soy sauce, processed foods, shrimp or fish paste, fish sauce, dips, cheese and gravies had too much salt in them.Use fruits and berries for snacks and dessert, instead of sugary dishes. Keep your food choices low in fat. Try to minimize or reduce the amount of processed foods you eat.Fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In general, the more natural and unprocessed the food, the higher it is in fiber.

8.Go organic

Buying organic meats, eggs, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables means that your food does not contain any harmful pesticides or hormones. While organic products can be more expensive, they are better for your health and the environment. Fresh Organic fruits have the fullest health benefits, particularly from fiber. Choose organic foods whenever you can.

9. Boost your Immune system

A strong immune system spells trouble for cancer Your thymus gland is the key gland for the immune system .The stronger you can make it, the stronger your immune system response to cancer.

10.Get Screened for Cancer Regularly

Screening tests like the colonoscopy and Pap smear can detect abnormal cellular changes before they turn cancerous.The key to their effectiveness, however, is that they are done regularly. Mammograms and other imaging tools are also recommended to detect breast cancer in women.

Cancer prevention is easier than you think. With a few simple lifestyle changes, you can drastically reduce your risk of many types of cancer.

By making Smart food choices, you can protect your health, feel better, and boost your ability to fight off disease.

Life is the most wonderful gift from God, let us make the most out of it.

Hope you found this post useful. If even one person changes after reading this, then I will be the most happiest person on earth.


Now Coming to the awards, I think its time to acknowledge all your kind gesture. I apologize for the delay in posting the awards. I sincerely thank you all for taking time to visit my blog and appreciate all the work and efforts. If not for you all, my blog would not have come so far .Thank you again.

SwapnaSridhar of has passed on the

Beautiful Blog
Kreativ blogger
Cheer leading blog
Smart food blogger award

Priya of priyas recipes has awarded me with the Lovely Blog Award

Devi of Devi s blog has awarded me the Kreative blogger Award

Kalai of my recipesdiary has awarded me the Kreative bloggerAward

Gayathri Anand of kavithavin kaivannam has awarded me the Lovely blog award

Ally of what cooking today !! has passed on the
Beautiful blogger award

Here are 7 things about me -

I am a nature lover.
I enjoy visiting hill stations.
I have conducted summer camps and Art & Craft classes for ladies, kids and for the special children.
I enjoy listening to film songs while cooking.
I love to cook healthy food for my family.
Filter coffee is my favorite drink.
I enjoy chatting with my 2 adorable kids.

Thank you all for the love and affection showered on me. It keeps me motivated and enthusiastic. I would like to pass it on to all my blogger buddies.

Meet you all with an interesting recipe very soon, till then it is bye from Padhu.


  1. padhu,
    Lovely write up. Lots of important information.
    Congrats on all your wonderful awards. Happy women's day!

  2. Padhu,

    Sorry to hear about your dad. thanks for very good information.

  3. Thanks Padhu for your useful tips regarding cancer. Through this post I request all of our fellow bloggers to read these messages and pass it on to their friends and relatives.
    Also Congrats for all the awards you received. Hope that you get many more such awards.


  4. Hi Padhu,

    Very happy and proud to be following your blog.Thank you very much for being very innovative and informative.Sorry to hear about your father.May his soul rest in peace.
    Congratulations on all the awards you received.Wish all women a very Happy Women's Day.

  5. Happy woman's day to you too..and that was a useful information....thanks for sharing it and congraz on all your awards padhu,..

  6. hi padhu

    thanks for sharing all these info....really helpful for all of us.....sorry to know about ur dad......i lost my dad last i can undertand how it feels to loose someone who taught u to live. take care....looking forward to ur next recipe..


  7. That was a perfect tribute to ur dad. Sorry to hear abt him. Thanks for the information, very useful indeed.

    Congrats on ur truck load of awards :):)

  8. Congrats on yours Awards, Padhu..

    Really Sorry to hear abt your dad!
    The post is extremely informative.Thanks for sharing this, dear!

  9. Padhu
    Very nice post.we all should take some steps towards it.I was just watching a video few days back in which i came to know that Ms Lisa RAy is suffering from cancer.I was shocked the matter did not leave my mind for a week cos she is one of glamorous face in world.Any way late but not lost.
    Congarts!!! on your award.

  10. Thanks for sharing so many interesting infos Padhu..Congrats on ur awards and wishing u more and more beautiful things like this..

  11. Love your useful tips and congrats for all the award you have received. Happy Women's Day to you...

  12. Congrats on your awards!! lovely info post...

  13. The way you have dedicated the post to your dad is very nice! Lovely post - very informative!

  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your father...cancer is such a terrible disease. Thanks for spreading awareness about it.

    Congrats on all of your awards!

  15. Lovely tribute to your dad; sorry to hear you lost him too soon. Thanks for the tips regarding cancer prevention.

  16. Great tips Padhu and congrats for the awards indeed you are very deserve it.

  17. A realy good post with lots os informations. Congrats on the awards.

  18. Congrats on the awards dear.. and good to revisit the healthy facts!

  19. Happy women's day !!! Lovely post...very informative and congrats on all your awards.

  20. Sorry to hear abt ur dad,v r on the same page,cancer took my dad also 8 yrs back..Congrats and thanx for the tips....

  21. Padhu, I am so sorry to hear about your father. Your post is a motivation to all those who have lost a family member to this terrible disease. Thanks for sharing such wonderful info and congrats on all those awards.

  22. I'm sorry to hear about your dad... Thanks for spreading awareness about Cancer...

  23. Very touching post dear...thanks for sharing the memories your father with us and also the useful tips...congrats on all your awards!

  24. Great post for an even greater cause. Very nice.

  25. Happy Womans Day to you too dear !
    Congrats on your awards and wonderful information.
    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Liked reading you. Nice place. and I am delighted at your fruit/veggies carvings! :)

  27. hi Padhu,
    Happy Woman's day to you too!
    a warm hug to you....thanks for sharing such useful information rather spreading awareness :)
    Congratulations ons all ur well deserved awards!!
    Be happy

  28. Dear Padhu,

    So sorry to hear about your father. Thanks so much for sharing the useful info..

    Happy Woman's day and congrats on the awards!!

  29. I'm sorry for your dad, wish you courage and strength to keep it going!!! thank you for all those tips , very useful one!!! and congratulations for all those awards dear!!!

  30. Hey, A very Happy woman's day to you too and congratulations for so many beautiful awards.
    Thanks for dropping by...will keep checking your blog- you have a great collection too..:)
    have started following your blog as I love south Indian dishes specially all kinds of dosas and breakfast!

  31. Sorry to hear about ur dad
    Thanx a lot for the wonderful info
    Congrats on the awards

  32. Really an informative writeup.Thanks for sharing!

  33. hi Padhu,
    This is a lovely article !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

  34. Happy women's day to you too !! cogratson your awards and thanks for this cluster of info !

  35. hey padhu happy womens day 2 u 2...nice informative write up...congrats for ur awards

  36. Sorry to hear about your father...your post is so informative..congrats on all your awards Dear.

  37. a father is a role model,mentor, care taker,well wisher,problem solver,trouble shooter....we carry his genes and pass it on to our generations to follow....he is still living with you and ever live with your family ...i share your sentiments on him...let all your awards be dedicated to him....
    have a nice day.


  38. sorry to hear abt ur dad ....nice informations...will be following u ...thanx for ur visit to my space ..congrats on ur well deserved awards...

  39. Very thoughtful and informative post!
    Happy women's Day!

  40. Thank you for this post. Lots of important information here that needs to be shared.

    I am sorry about the loss of your beloved dad. He raised a mighty wonderful daughter.

  41. Sorry about your immense loss.Those are some great points to prevent cancer.

  42. Sorry to hear about your father...Thanks for sharing all those information and congrats on your awards..

  43. This is a very interesting blog and so i like to visit your blog again and again. Keep it up.


  44. thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it :) nice to find tips on ur blog, quite an informative post... - squeakycorner

  45. Hey Padhu!

    Jus came accross ur blog since i was in dire need of some simple recipes. I enjoyed throughout your website and u've made me feel confident abt cooking.
    Please keep up the good work.

  46. hii,
    sorry to hear about ur father
    thanks for sharing such an informative blog
    and v can avoid acidic foods for preventing cancer means alkalize our body by using alkaline rich foods

  47. Such a wonderful blog Padhu, I am a huge fan of yours and always search and follow ur recipes when ever i can. A big thank you and keep up the great work !!

  48. Dear Padu, you are doing great job both in kitchen and for making a healthy environment..I would like to appreciate you for the various dishes with recipes simplified and the tips for health and kitchen..I have shared some of your dishes and tips in my page and recipe pages of course with your label...thank you so much ..

  49. Dear padhu, i like ur's attitude... really ur recipes r amazing, innovative n yummy.... n ur cancer prevention tips r very useful...but one thing u missed in it...i.e shud nt reuse d oil again n again... tis s 1 of d main factor to cause cancer... i wanna 2 meet u padhu..kindly tel me wen n where wil u conduct d summer camps?... i m ur big fan...My hats off 2 u padhu...ur blog s awesome...Finally,congrats for ur awards..

  50. Congratulations for all the awards u have won, u deserve the most. I wish u all the best to u and your family.keep rocking.

  51. Congratulations for ur awards. I like it blog. Love ur method of cooking. U really know how to cook preserving the essence of vegetables. Thanks a lot for creating this blog as its a great help to starters n also for people who want to cook new dishes. I sincerely wish u many more awards and success in the future


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