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Hello supporter and welcome to your first issue of our regular Healthy Habits newsletter! This is where we share details of our cancer prevention work and how you can help, plus health tips, recipes and research findings. Don't know enough about World Cancer Research Fund?

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Creating long-lasting healthy habits 

Happy New Year! We hope this year is shaping up to be the one in which you take positive steps towards introducing healthy habits into your daily life. 

Have you ever wondered why making healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle can sometimes be difficult? Any changes to your lifestyle, no matter how small, can be challenging – it can be especially hard when you’re trying to change multiple habits at once.

Instead, it’s best to think about making one small change at a time, and allowing yourself enough time for that change to become a habit before making any further changes. It’s this gradual process of making small changes that can mean you are more likely to stick to the changes you have made long-term.  

For example, if your goal is to eat more healthily, you could start by focusing on eating an extra portion of fruit at breakfast or adding an extra portion of vegetables to your evening meal.

It’s about making small changes that will have a lasting impact, and importantly are easy for you to implement in your life. So, why not break your new year’s resolution into smaller more manageable chunks?

All of our health guides, posters and recipe booklets are now available in print for FREE – ideal to support any healthy changes you want to make.

Browse our Health Information here
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Have you been tempted to try a fad diet?

Fad diets typically involve eating a very restrictive diet, such as cutting out certain food groups or only eating a specific combination of foods. We may be tempted by these types of diets, as they often promise a painless and "fast" way to lose weight. In our blog, we look at why fad diets aren’t healthy in the long-term, and share the best ways to lose weight – and reduce cancer risk – sustainably, over time.

> Find out more here

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Cancer Prevention Action Week, 2022!

People don't need to eat heavily marketed "superfoods" to reduce their risk of cancer. The real super foods are the cheap, nutritious cupboard heroes you'll find in many kitchens.
Between 21–27 February, we'll be sharing new tools, blogs and information that will make it easier for everyone to adopt simple, everyday habits that can help prevent cancer. 

> Bookmark this page for updates

Stuffed peppers

Stuffed peppers are so versatile!

Stuffed peppers are a great way to add Mediterranean flavours to your meals, and work well for lunch or dinner. Plus, it's easy to adapt the recipes to cater for all family sizes, big or small. If you're a fan of fish, try our smoky sardine filling. If you need a veggie protein boost, try our bean, goat's cheese and mushroom recipe. And if you're just keeping it simple, our Greek stuffed peppers have just five main ingredients. 

> Try one of our recipes here

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Mushrooms. Can they prevent cancer?

Mushrooms are high in protein, low in fat and sugar, contain fibre and minerals such as potassium and vitamin B – but do they pack the power punch to help reduce a person's risk of cancer? A study claims that eating two mushrooms a day can halve your risk of cancer. But before you reach for the chanterelles, find out in our blog if the evidence is strong enough to make you change your diet. 

> Read the full blog here

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