Mina Yamaguchi writes:
Mrs. Masuda is a Japanese woman but
she lived in Canada for 20 years. She likes Western-style food and dislikes
most vegetables. Thus she has consumed too many of the wrong kinds of food.
And she is overweight because she doesn't exercise much.
First, Mrs. Masuda should be concerned with a number of possible risk factors for breast cancer and other diseases, like heart disease. She must try to change her food style, because she prefers to eat Western-style desserts, for example, rich cakes and ice cream and fatty foods. She has too many calories every day. In addition, she doesn't exercise much. So she gets to put on weight. If she keeps being overweight, she might develop not only breast cancer but also heart problems. Vegetables have an effect on helping to prevent heart disease because vegetables have fiber. Fiber works to clean the blood vessels. Thus she has to eat many vegetables, and cook traditional Japanese food. Japanese food includes many more vegetables than usual Western foods. And Japanese food is lower in calories so that is is healthier for Mrs Masuda.
Second, she doesn't exercise at all. Every day she needs to exercise little by little. Perhaps exercising will help her diet, since Mrs. Masuda tried to diet by skipping breakfast. But if she skips eating breakfast, she can't get necessary energy for the day. And she may be very hungry, so she will eat more snack food or sweets. If she exercises every day, however, maybe she can diet more naturally.
Third, she needs to refrain from drinking because alcohol has been connected to women developing breast cancer, according to Dr. Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health.
If Mrs. Masuda can introduce changes like reducing fat intake, doing exercises and refrain from drinking alcohol, she has a much better chance of improving her health.
1. She must exercise like walking, swimming and playing tennis . She doesn't have to exercise hard. If she exercise every day, she will feel refreshed.
2. She must use low calorie food. She had better eat less butter and more half-calorie margarine. So she can reduce her LDL level.
3. When she wants to eat sweets, she can eat many fruits. Fruits have much sugar, but they have much fiber also. So fruits are much better for her than sweets.
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