Reduce the exposure to toxins
If you want to reduce the risk of kidney cancer, reduce the amount of toxins that are secreted by the kidneys. It is also important to eat healthy foods, which improve the function of the kidneys. We’ve put together a few tips for you:
Stop smoking. Smoking is perhaps one of the most common factors for developing kidney cancer since cigarettes contain large quantities of cadmium and carbon monoxide. With smoking, benzo-alpha-pyrene diol epoxide enters the body, which is carcinogenic and mutagenic agent because it causes change in the DNA. DNA damage and inflammation greatly increase the risk of cancer.
Eat natural food. Eat fresh and natural food, and avoid industrially processed and canned foods and beverages. For example, aluminum cans are hiding a lot of Bisphenol A (BPA), which damages the kidneys and increases the risk of cancer. Certain colors that are added to food are also carcinogenic.
Maintain a healthy weight. Diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure are associated with insulin resistance, inflammation, increased oxidative stress, which are the basis for developing cancer. 40% of patients with kidney cancer are overweight.
Use natural cleaning products. Home cleaning products offer contain trichlorethylene, which is directly linked to kidney cancer.
Exercise! A sedentary lifestyle is often a constant nowadays and is also one of the risk factors for developing cancer. With regular exercise we maintain a healthy weight, which reduces the risk of obesity that is also associated with kidney cancer.
Eat healthy. A diet rich in antioxidants is one of the best defenses against cancer. Best food, which especially supports the renal function, is: asparagus, beets, dandelion, watermelon, cucumber, garlic, parsley, celery, papaya and horseradish.
Drink enough fluids. Liquids help with the removal of toxins from the body. Most recommended is drinking water (even better it is if we add lemon) and vegetable juices.