Up to a third of all cancers are preventable through simple lifestyle changes including maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, limiting alcohol and being active. Simple changes to your diet can have a big impact on your personal health.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can improve overall wellbeing and reduce the risk of a range of preventable chronic diseases, including some cancers. Being junk free is good for you!
Food and drink
Living junk free is all about enjoying nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water. As a general rule of thumb, eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, grain foods, lean meats and poultry, legumes and beans, milk, yoghurt and cheese or non-dairy alternatives.
It’s important to limit the amount of foods you eat that contain saturated fat, added salt, added sugars and alcohol for overall health and happiness.
Not enough people are offsetting the extra kilojoules they intake from unhealthy food and drink choices with adequate exercise. Regular exercise and a healthy low-sugar diet is one of the keys to health and happiness.
We need to do all we can to ensure this is as easy as possible for everyone, including you.
The low down
If you're looking for the real word on living junk free you can check out the Eat for Health Australian Dietary Guidelines.
Cancer Council Queensland recommends people observe the Australian Dietary Guidelines and Cancer Council’s Cancer Prevention Guidelines to maintain good health and reduce cancer risks.