I hope this news letter finds you well. With the beginning of a New Year it gives us an opportunity to improve upon our current habits and add new healthy habits. Making changes in your diet can be beneficial for your breast health. I have created a list of foods to eat regularly to reduce your risk of developing cancer and particularly breast cancer.
Flaxseed is rich in omega-3's, lignans and fiber that help fight cancer cells. Flaxseed can also help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It can be added into smoothies and on salads.
Magnesium can be found in pumpkin seeds and has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke. It is estimated that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.
Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Nuts help reduce inflammation, help improve your immune system, helps prevent growth of a tumor and is abundant in protein.
Apples are a rich source of antioxidants, fiber, and other compounds needed for anti-cancer nutrition. They also help stop the growth of cancer cells. Apples are one of the dirty dozen, so always buy organic. ewg.org is a great source of information if you're looking for where to source your food from.
Helps slow down tumor growth and prevent breast cancer risk among other forms of cancer such as colorectal and prostate cancers.
Pomegranates are recognized as a rich source of antioxidants. It contains polyphenol- an ellagic acid with anti-oxidant properties that prevent cancer growth.
Dark Leafy Greens
Fends off cancerous cells, i.e. fibre, vitamin B, phytochemicals, chlorophyll and more. Dark leafy greens such as broccoli have been shown to regulate cell growth in multiple ways and help fight a range of cancers, including breast, bladder, lymphoma, prostate and lung cancer.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, called anthocyanins, that may help keep memory sharp as you age, and raspberries contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties. All berries are great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system.
Green Tea can improved brain function, help with fat loss, lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. Go to GroundGreenTea.com (My favorite!)
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