Lorna Tolentino Advocates Cancer Prevention
You are what you eat and drink.
This is one of the things that award-winning actress and cancer prevention advocate Lorna Tolentino learned from her experience with her husband's battle against cancer.
"My family and I are now aware of the importance of maintaining good health," the wife and mom reveals. "A simple habit like taking Vitamin C everyday goes a long way."
Lorna recently partnered with Ascorbic Acid POTEN-CEE to encourage people to practice simple lifestyle changes that would help reduce the risk of developing degenerative diseases such as cancer.
"This is an experience that nobody should go through," she says of her husband's battle with ampullary cancer, one of the rarest forms of the disease. "That's why this early, even before one is hit by any disease, we should already develop healthy lifestyle habits."
Six simple habits to prevent cancer
Like what Lorna says, there are simple practices that a person can do to strengthen one's defenses against diseases.
Eat fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that reduce, neutralize, and prevent the damage done to the body by free radicals that cause damage to cells, leading to the possible development of cancer. Fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants include yellow and orange vegetables, green leafy vegetables, red and green peppers, broccoli, strawberries, tomatores, cranberries and plums.
Avoid smoking cigarettes. According to the American Cancer Society, cigarette smoking is a major cause of cancers of the lung, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube connected to the stomach), and bladder, and it contributes to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, stomach, and leukemia. …