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    Eating a healthy diet

    Many people think that cancer is something that happens to somebody else but it is important to understand that cancer can affect you.

    The good news is, there are ways to help reduce your risk.

    Fruit and vegetables are low in fat and calories and help maintain a healthy body weight. They also contain natural protective substances that may destroy cancer-causing agents, known as carcinogens.

    Research suggests that eating red meat and, in particular, processed meat may increase the risk of some cancers.

    Cancer Council also recommends eating wholegrain breads and cereals as part of a healthy diet and to maintain a healthy body weight.

    • Aim to eat five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day. One serve of vegetables is equal to half a cup of cooked vegetables or one cup of salad vegetables. One serve of fruit is equal to one medium sized piece of fruit
    • Limit red meat intake to 3-4 serves a week. One serve should roughly fit into the palm of your hand.
    • Limit or avoid eating processed meats like sausages, frankfurts, salami, bacon and ham.

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