Topic: Cancer General End: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that cancer is bad and they should eat a healthy diet. Central Idea: Cancer can be caused by smoking, drinking, sunburns, eat... and there are foods that can help stop cancer. I. What we eat really affects our risk of cancer. A.

35% of all cancers have a nutritional connection. 1. When lifestyle factors such as smoking and sunbathing are included the risk can be as high as 85%. a. What we eat makes a big difference in our energy levels, our mood and and even our self esteem. b.

Foods rich in protective factors such as fruits and vegetables, we are doing something positive for our health and well being. 2. Antioxidants, anti carcinogens, and repair damaged cells a. The cells that are ruined by bad habits can be repaired by the antioxidants, anti carcinogens, and.

b. If too many cells are damaged and form a clump then cancer is formed and these botanical factors will not be effective. II. Foods that are important for our health.

A. Foods that come from plant kingdom rather than the animal kingdom have many protective botanical factors. 1. Many of the plant kingdom foods act as antioxidants, anti carcinogens, and. a.

Some foods rich in botanical factors are classified as. b. Some include berries, dark green leafy vegetables, citrus, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. B. Dietary fiber is important in cancer prevention. 1.

The dietary fiber provides bulk to our diet and helps maintain a healthy colon. a. Most Americans eat about 10 grams each day but this is half of what is ideal. b. Dietary fiber is found in whole grain cereal, breads, pastas, beans, leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. C.

Fish can be protective against cancer. 1. Oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, halibut, and tuna contain oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids. a.

It is recommended that you eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids several times each week. b. Fish is a good source but berries, mushrooms, and b russel sprouts are also dietary sources of the omega-3 fatty acids. III. The right and healthy diet of foods rich in antioxidants and other cell repairing factors can greatly reduce the chances of getting cancer.