Hear Disease and Cancer

Ways to prevent these diseases

Heart Disease Defined

Any condition of the heart that impairs its functions


Tips to prevent Heart Disease

  • Don't smoke or use tobacco
  • exercise for 30 minutes a day
  • limit saturated and trans fats in your diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • get enough sleep
  • regular health screenings


Cancer- a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells

tips to prevent it-

  • don't us tobacco
  • eat healthy diet with plant sources included
  • protect from sun
  • get immunized
  • maintain healthy weight
  • exercise

Plant foods and phytochemicals

  • Lycopene- found in red fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and strawberries
  • Lutein- found in yellow, orange, and dark green vegetables like spinach
  • Anthocyanins- found in red and purple foods like plums
  • Allicin- found in white, tan, and brown foods like cauliflower
  • Indoles- found in cruciferous (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) vegetables


"Heart Disease." Prevention: Strategies Keep Your Heart Healthy. Ed. Mayo C. Staff. Mayo Clinic, 14 Feb. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

Mercola, Dr. .. "Cancer Prevention: Top 10 Tips." Mercola.com. By Dr. Mercola, 22 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 Dec. 2014.