Cancer Fighting Foods Biddeford ME
Lake Charles, ME
Cancer Fighting Foods to Prevent Breast Cancer
Whether you are a woman or a man, many of us have been affected by breast cancer. If you haven’t personally had it or survived it, there is a good chance that you have known someone who has, or worse, has died from breast cancer . Maybe your mom was diagnosed with it, maybe your grandmother, maybe a sister, a wife or even a child. The reality is, breast cancer is serious and this October, in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness month, it pays to learn what you can do to prevent the disease.
For starters, your diet can have tremendous impact on lowering your risk for breast cancer. If you aren’t already, start incorporating these cancer fighting foods and habits into your daily lifestyle:Enjoy Healthy Fats: When it comes to fats, there are those that are healthy and those that aren’t. Those foods that contain monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids, particularly, are cancer fighting food and are an important part of one’s diet. Studies have shown that women who consume monounsaturated fat and Omega-3 Fatty Acids have a lower risk of breast cancer than those who eat unhealthier fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats. Further, these fats are rich in antioxidants E and selenium which help fight cancer as well. Those fats you should avoid include saturated and hydrogenated fats, including whole dairy, butter, cheese, and red meat. Further, avoid partially hydrogenated oils, hydrogenated fats, corn and safflower oils. Instead, enjoy these cancer fighting foods: Almonds Avocados Walnuts Fatty Fish (Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel and Sardines) Flaxseed Canola Oil Olive Oil Load up on Legumes: Legumes, which include beans, peas and lentils, are extremely nutritious, low in fat, high in protein and fiber , and are rich in antioxidants. Studies show that women who consume legumes at least twice a week reportedly have lower rates of developing breast cancer than non bean-eaters. Eat the Colors of the Rainbow: Colorful fruits and vegetables protect your cells from “free radicals” – cancer-causing compounds – with their powerful antioxidants. Like legumes, fruit and vegetables are high in fiber as well. As a result, it pays to eat LOTS of these cancer fighting foods (a minimum of 7 to 9 servings a day). The more colorful the better: Berries Cranberries Pomegranates Deep-Orange foods (such as sweet potatoes, carrots, mangos, nectarines and apricots) Tomatoes Red Grapes Deep Green Leafy Vegetables (such as Spinach) Crunch Cruciferous Vegetables: Vegetables, as you probably would guess, contain tons of vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants making them super cancer fighting foods. Further, they offer tons of fiber, which helps fight colon cancer. Is a matter of fact, these foods are so healthy, you can eat as many of them as you want without any concerns. Here are some to try: Broccoli Cauliflower Radishes Kale Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Watercress Mustard Greens Avoid Processed Foods: The more ...