Foods That Help Fight Breast Cancer

October 6, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and all that pink appears to be making a big difference!  The latest figures from the American Cancer Society show a 39% decrease in death rates from the disease from 1989 to 2015, which means over 300,000 lives have been saved.  While the drop in breast cancer rates is due in large part to more women being screened and earlier detection.  While breast cancer has a lot to do with your genetics and family history, lifestyle choices also play a big part, including your diet.  There is research to support that there are foods that can help reduce your risk such as blueberries which are rich with antioxidants, which help maintain the health of the cells in your body. Eggs are a great source of vitamin D and according to the American Association for Cancer Research, can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 50%. Beans, particularly of the black and navy variety, aid in the production of aponins, protease inhibitors, and phytic acid, all of which can help prevent or hinder the growth of cancer. Tea. The flavonoids found in teas (black, red, and green teas) have been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer, specifically in postmenopausal women. Garlic and in particular the chemical that makes your breath smell from garlic, boosts immune response and aids in reducing tumor growth. Walnuts. Research say the phytosterols found in these tree nuts block estrogen receptors in cancer cells and have actually been shown to slow the growth of tumors.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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