Certain eating habits can inspire you to regulate your weight and above all to stay healthy. good health for as long as possible. Indeed, eating habits will have a great impact on the appearance of diseases, and therefore also on life expectancy.
We know, for example, that the consumption of processed foods, rich in fat and sugar, as well as alcohol, are conducive to heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
“ Nowadays, 20% of cancers are attributable to nutrition », deplores the Dr Alain Toledano, president of the Rafaël Institute, European center for integrative medicine supporting patients during and after cancer. These include digestive cancers (cancer of the colon, stomach, esophagus, rectum or larynx), but also cancer of the prostate, pancreas, bladder or even lung.
The good news is that diet is something you can control.
Focus on the Mediterranean diet and dried fruits
THE Mediterranean diet which encourages the consumption of foods rich in antioxidants such as fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, legumes, dried fruits, whole grains, lean proteins (poultry), fatty fish (tuna, sardines, salmon, etc.) ), spices and vegetable oils won the title of best diet, according to the 2023 ranking of the American media U.S. News & World Reportfor the sixth consecutive year: “ It is proven that it allows you to live longer », specifies Dr. Toledano.
To take care of your health, our oncologist places particular emphasis on the consumption of dried fruit regularly.
“ I advise increasing the consumption of dried fruits: rich in good fats, they are excellent for fight inflammation and disease “. We find in particular almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachio and even peanuts.
Dried fruits, useful in fighting cancer
Several studies have already proven the health benefits of dried fruits. A team of researchers from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (USA) demonstrated in approximately 900 patients with colon cancer that they should consume more than 50 grams per week of dried fruits almost halved mortality and the risk of relapse.
THE antioxidants present in dried fruits also allow them to prevent certain cancers such as prostate or lung cancer.
Dried fruits help reduce tension
Rich in potassium (at a rate of 164 mg per 100 g), dried fruits are also a good source of potassium. This mineral participates in the regulation of blood pressure and is notably involved in the contraction of muscles, in particular in the contraction of the heart muscle.
Thanks to their content of Omega 3 (good fats) dried fruits also contribute to the regulation of bad cholesterol (LDL).
Dried fruits, allies of your brain
Antioxidants help fight free radicals, responsible for cellular aging. By consuming dried fruits, you help support your immunity and brain health while limiting the risk of inflammation.
Dried fruits support digestion
Dried fruits also contain a large quantity of fibers, which participates in the regulation of intestinal transit. It is also recommended to consume foods rich in fiber to prevent the risk of digestive cancer.
Fiber also has a satiating effect, very effective in regulating your weight.