You’ve kept your engine running smoothly and all the signs say that you’re on the road to good health. Still, without expecting it, you could be blindsided by cancer. Today cancer remains the second leading killer in America.
But here’s some good news. Thanks to recent groundbreaking research, there are new ways to protect yourself against cancer. Here, Dr. Oz reveals 5 wrong turns that can lead to cancer so you can avoid them and keep on the road to good health.
Wrong Turn #1: You’re Overdoing Vitamin E Supplements
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that’s been touted to prevent lung cancer. However, in excess amounts, vitamin E can actually become an anti-antioxidant and damage DNA, which can lead to cancer growth.
(Until recently, vitamin E was recommended to ease hot flashes, but new evidence suggests that long-term use may actually be harmful.)
The FDA recommended daily value for vitamin E is 30 IU, which means you really don’t need to take a vitamin E supplement in addition to your multivitamin. The optimal way to get vitamin E is in your diet. Pistachios are one of the best dietary sources of gamma-tocopherol, a form of vitamin E. One or two handfuls of these nuts a day provides a healthy dose of this nutrient.