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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, ect... 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, anticarcinogens, and bioflavonoids repair damaged cells

a. The cells that are ruined by bad habits can be repaired by the

antioxidants, anticarcinogens, and bioflavonoids.

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, anticarcinogens, and


a. Some foods rich in botanical factors are classified as phytonutrients.

b. Some phytonutrients include berries, dark green leafy vegetables, citrus,

fruits, legumes, and whole grains.

B. Dietary fiber is important in cancer



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