You may not have breast cancer. But perhaps you have a family member or friend who is a survivor – all the more reason for you to think about prevention. By adding 10 power foods to your diet, you may decrease your risk of getting breast cancer in the future. Eat up!
1. Crunchy Vegetables
Broccoli may not win cool points with kids, but we love the supreme cancer-fighting power it wields. Grouped with cauliflower, brussel sprouts and mustard greens, all contain antioxidants and help to covert unhealthy estrogens into healthy ones.
Pretty and perfect for popping into your mouth as a treat, cherries contain an alcohol that fights many kinds of cancer, including breast cancer. They also have a natural anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidants.
Whether diced, sliced, pureed, pasted or sundried, tomatoes are well-known for containing lycopene, a powerful, cancer-fighting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It's no wonder this garden vegetable is the most popular in the United States. Choose your variety (cherry, grape, heirlooms) and enjoy!
Strong in smell but wonderful as a seasoning for soups and sauces, garlic contains a group of compounds that work to kill bacteria and fungus, and stimulate the immune system. Research shows that breast cancer cells die when exposed to garlic in test tubes.
Studies show eating some fish twice a week is good for your health, especially if salmon is on the menu. Rich with fish oil, this super food contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, which research shows lowers the risk of breast cancer, reduces inflammation, improves blood flow characteristics, and may improve response to chemotherapy.