Over 70% of Italians almost do not know what good and healthy nutrition means. Many people are wrong at the cost 52% of them think their diet is problematic and 19% have serious ignorance in this regard. Only 4% of respondents have excellent knowledge. This is evidenced by a study by ANDID (National Association of Dietitians) in collaboration with the University of Messiah. Among the interviewees, 71% have poor ability to prepare and consume their food correctly, 67% can not choose products, 57% know little about planning and management of food choices and between 30 and 40%. He knows a little about the consequences of a wrong diet on health .
The study says that the Mediterranean diet disappears from our tables: the fake myths are spread and people are convinced that you will eat sacrifices by giving up taste.
The foods declared "without anything" are taken as a reference point for a better diet, thus misrepresenting the diet on "good" or "bad" food, and completely neglecting the nutrients. The result: chronic diseases associated with obesity, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome and heart problems, increase. And how much do you know about feeding? Eat properly? Check it in the test on the next page and read your profile in the next.
CThere are two news, one good one and one bad one. The bad: many cancer diseases are related to our food style. The good: with the right diet and the right lifestyle we can help prevent many forms of neoplasia. Not only that: nutrition also plays a key role in healthcare. It is convinced by Dr. Maria Rosa Di Fazio, Head of Integrated Oncology Service from the SH Health Service International Medical Center in San Marino, besides studying the effect of food on the tumor's appearance, also proposes a personal diet to their patients who are following cancer against cancer. His philosophy: the patient is a human, not a number. The oncologist devoted two books to the theme: "Eat well to defeat evil" and "The recipes to eat well to defeat evil" (Stomachs). Now the third volume "Combating Evil, the 100 questions and the 100 Responses to Prevent, Learn and Fight Tumors" has been released.
What is the connection between nutrition and tumors?
"Some of the scientific community argue that 30% of the cancers are due to the wrong diet, but there are also those who move the bar higher up. The figure, for example, from SIO's international conferences brings the cause / effect link to 45%; as if, based on clinical experience and a twenty-year series, I raise to at least 50%. And I'm low in the evaluation! I'm quite worried that almost all patients who will visit me from all of Italy feel confident of the phrase " do not pay attention to these fashion and eat what they want. "These are words that no doctor will ever tell a patient, even more if he is an oncological patient!"
Are there any forms of cancer that are particularly sensitive to the diet?
"It is obvious that the incidence of a wrong diet is high and directly in tumors like the intestines, intestines and generally the digestive system. but I want to stress that it would be dangerous and misleading to limit the problem solely to these bodies. Female tumors, such as breast, uterus and ovaries, find in excessive and excessively repetitive consumption of some foods – mainly milk, dairy products and meat – not just "release fuse" but also their daily nutrition. As I have seen this year, how much it can affect the onset of non-solid tumors – leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma – the habit of eating excessive amounts of pasta, bread, cakes and so-called industrial "pastries" made with modern flour every day. free from fibers and their old nutrients, but unfortunately contains very high percentages of gluten for production purposes, often just aesthetic. "
What are the nutritional guidelines aimed at preventing cancer?
"The basic principle is one: Keep away from the so-called low-grade inflammation, that is, from the mild but chronic inflammation – and worse, which I use to define" all pathologists mother. "Not only those who has cancer, but also almost all common autoimmune diseases. Instead, the inflammation is strong, but at the moment it means that our immune system works properly and warns us so we can run for the cover. Therefore, the danger of low quality inflammation is both in its small and unintentional chronicle , and above all in the untrue fact that tumors, developing and living need an inflamed environment. "
What is the role of the acid and how to avoid it?
«Acidification is the condition that causes inflammation. When I talk about acidification, I do not refer to the pH of the blood, which must always be between 7.35 and 7.45. The acidity I refer to is instead the one for our tissue – therefore by our bodies – which must have a pH of at least 6, without ever going down below. For this reason, when I prescribe the test, I always go into the urine pH test – today tested frequently, but instead, the big internist clinics always did it – it tells me how inflamed connective tissue. Survey we can do at home, alone with lacquer paper: Compare only the color that takes the strip immersed in the urine with the color scale on the package. Each color corresponds to another pH; and if it's under 6, as I said it means something is going on and that we need to take action. "
How to Avoid Acidification?
"By reducing to a minimum or in the most serious cases, completely eliminating the foods and drinks that feed us the most. Based on milk (and its derivatives) as a certain" aromatherapy ", we continue to consider fresh or even In order not to mention fandonia that would protect against osteoporosis. For women, especially those who have had tumors in the breast, uterus or ovaries, I recommend that you stay away from the yogurt, in addition to the hormones and growth factors of the milk from which it leads is an acidic food already by itself. Hormones and growth factors, I take this opportunity to remind you, are also sworn enemies, for men, by prostate. "
And then there is sugar …
"Sugar is hidden in" criminal "percentages even in very hot things like potato chips. Each handful of such things causes blood sugar to rise high, with insulin spikes, which is also a growth factor for cancer cells. In this context, I remember that, in addition to its high acidity, is the primary food of cancer cells, consuming 20 times more than healthy cells. "
Other antiseptic instructions?
"Avoid alcohol as much as possible, give a good (one!) Glass of wine one day, preferably at lunch. Eliminate cigarettes: Smoking is the" accelerator "of some cancer (not just the lung) because it sets the turbo. Reduce the daily coffee to Only one, at most two, sugary, then double the acid. Avoid vinegar, better lemon juice that alkalizes us. And beware of solanaceous (peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and potatoes) and citrus fruits with the exception of lemon that should be consumed only exceptionally. that you regularly perform a level of physical activity. And for a liter and half a day drink a good mineral water with a very low residue, at least below 40 mg / liter.
What can not we do without?
"Of vegetables, the first alliance of our health." And I say vegetables that distinguish it from fruit because they are different types of food and with different reactions to the body. I recommend eating at least two servings of vegetables per meal. Always start with a rich raw salad for lunch and dinner; this regulates our immune system, we are pleased with the right to avoid bingeing later, lower the glycemic index and help chelate heavy metals. Then a plate of cooked vegetables (cooked or sautéed) as an accompaniment to the main course : carbohydrates or pseudocarbohydrates (such as buckwheat, amaranth or quinoa), but always in reasonable quantities and only at lunch. In addition to the two portions, vegetables must be only proteins and never carbohydrates. Varies between fish, eggs and legumes each time .
And the fruit?
"Fruits can make an important contribution of vitamins and minerals to those who are healthy, but in my eyes, the oncologist is not allied by the sick. Actually. First of all, because it contains too much sugar, fructose, which requires a greater absorption effort. Second, because many fruits, besides being acidic, have a very high content of polyamines, which are cell growth factors. I will remove it from my patients. When I say that, they open their eyes wide, but then they thank me. "
What are the foods you will never eat or never eat?
"We should not eat" processed "or industrial products. At best, they do not bring us anything necessary. At worst, they can be very harmful. I quote a French study conducted between 2009 and 2017 on a panel of 105,000 people with one median age of 43. Study ignored by the media but published by the British Medical Journal. The results give goats: the consumption of processed (industrial) foods generally increases the risk of developing a tumor (from 2% to 22% for the breast) between 6% and 18 %; Those who are used to eating every day, out of a total of at least one third of these foods, have a 23% greater chance of developing a tumor over the next 5 years. Women who eat more than a third have 38% greater chance of get breast cancer. So stop with sweets, biscuits, industrial bread and sandwiches, snacks, breakfast cereals, sugared drinks, energy drinks, milk chocolate, margarine, processed meat (medallions, ham, delicious meat, ready queue tbsp), sauce ready, instant soups, frozen pizzas and pre-cooked pasta and only to heat, panzerotti ».
Fcorn, rice, millet, barley, oats. But also buckwheat, quinoa or amaranth. It is from the grain that we need to extract much of the energy we need every day. According to Iran's indications, about 55-60% of the calories introduced in a balanced diet should be carbohydrates, of which three quarters are complex. If the cereals are integrated, as well as starch, which consists of the compound of many glucose molecules (sugar reserve of vegetables), we will store fibers that, when they are not producing energy, allow you to regulate the absorption of nutrients with positive effects on blood sugar and on the function of key organs like the intestines.
Give welcome to 360 degrees
Whole grains are a basic food for health. Many studies confirm their beneficial effect on the different regions of the organism.
Bread, pasta and dark grains protect against cardiovascular diseases. The presence of fibers can actually reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 20-40%. Cereals ensure welfare of veins and arteries, regulates blood pressure and counteracts the formation of "bad" cholesterol. And they not only work as prevention. A study from the British Medical Journal has shown that increased fiber consumption, especially from cereals, reduces mortality after a heart attack.
Consumption of cereals is also linked to tumor prevention, especially those affecting the digestive tract, the stomach, colorectal and pancreas, and reduces the risk of cervix and ovaries. With them, the stomach and bowel work better. Even in this case, the added value of the fibers, which promotes intestinal motility, prevents constipation and helps keep the colon glands clean and prevents the formation of diverticular. By ensuring the well-being of the intestine, the grain enhances our largest immune system, which can limit viral and bacterial aggressions and produce specific cells that represent our defense. Finally, a high fiber reduces the diet as if they clog our filter organs to expose us to diseases.
A nutritional breasts
Whole grains are those containing all three main components of the cereals: bran, germ, endosperm. The clan is the outer part, the richest of fiber, which facilitates weight loss and proper bowel function, avoids glycemic peaks that benefit from the accumulation of reserve fat and give a greater sense of saturation. The clan also contains antioxidants, minerals such as iron, zinc, copper and magnesium, B vitamins and phytonutrients.
Kiemsten, more inside, contains B vitamins and vitamin E, antioxidants, phytonutrients and unsaturated fats.
Finallyendosperm, the innermost part, rich in starches, proteins and contains only traces of vitamins and minerals. During refining the outermost parts are eliminated and the endosperm is preserved: the grain is therefore depleted.
1. Do not add salt to the pasta: drain it 3-4 minutes before and pour it in the pan with the sauce. It must absorb as much as possible the spice: raise the flame for 30 seconds so that the sauce takes a heat stroke and focuses more.
2. Replace the salt with the robes. They have anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in routine as they help reduce blood cholesterol.
3. Do not add salt, but add herbs. The combination of garlic and onion with fresh aromatic herbs enhances the taste.
4. Limit the consumption of sausages and cheeses
twice a week.
5. Avoid soy sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, margarine, mustard, kitchen nuts and butter.
6. When shopping, check the labels and
You prefer products with lower sodium content.
7. At the table, avoid putting the salt cellar. Just bring oil and vinegar to avoid temptation.
8. Taste with fruit. Fruits taste and do not add sodium. Red fruits are excellent with fish, pomegranate and apples with salads and citrus fruits, like oranges or mandarins, are very tasty with seafood and prepare risotto.
9. Bet on sunflower, sesame and fennel seeds. The seeds, which are used a little in the kitchen, can enrich the dishes you bring to the table.
10. Use a sprinkle of yeast on the first. For those who love cheese on pasta, the option of the yeast flake is to be alternated with parmesan. It is found in natural grocery stores.