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10 Miraculous Foods To Help You Prevent Breast Cancer

Updated on December 24, 2015

Breast cancer develops within the breast tissue. There are many different signs of a breast cancer. A red and scaly skin patch, nipples emanating fluids, dimpling in a skin portion, change is the shape of a breast and a lump within the breast may signify breast cancer. If the cancer has spread to other parts of the body as well, then pain in bones, breath shortness, yellow skin and a swelling in the lymph nodes also signify breast cancer. The disease may occur because of many different reasons. Heavy consumption of alcohol, lack of exercise, radiation, hormone replacement therapy, having children late in life or none at all, old age and first menstruation at an early age among other symptoms signify breast cancer. Inheritance of 2 genes namely BRCA1 and BRCA 2 among others may also cause breast cancer and make the disease a genetically inherited one as well. The cancer mostly develops within the cells that form the lining of the milk ducts and lobules. These cells supply milk to the ducts.

Food and diet additions are not a miracle to prevent breast cancer but still have an importance if you undertake at-least 150 minutes of moderate to intensive exercise every week. The foods listed below increase the immunity of your body, fight tumors and help your body prevent breast and other kinds of cancer.

Here Are 10 Foods That Prevent Breast Cancer

Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance that fights the breast-cancer tumors and is used in combination with drug therapy of the disease cancer. Its ant-inflammatory action also helps your cells to remain healthy.

Garlic

Garlic contains a chemical by the name Allyl Sulfide that improves the cell cycle and helps them prevent decay and aging so that they can resist the formation of tumors better.

Broccoli

Broccoli blocks the growth of tumors within the body and also prevents the tumor from spreading to other parts of the body. Other cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale also offer you the same benefit.

Pomegranates

Pomegranate is dubbed as nature’s power fruit and is full of antioxidants like flavonoids and tannins that have exceptional health improving and healing properties. Include the fruit to your daily diet to prevent cancers and tumor formation in breast, skin, lung and colon.

Walnut

Walnuts have the healthy and rare Omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation that may occur in the body cells due to stress and other causes. Chronic stress modifies the activity of the immune cells of the body before they even enter the main bloodstream for fighting diseases, trauma and infection. This causes increase in cellular inflammation. Walnuts prevent the inflammation in cells and reduce your cancer risk.

Fish

Fish is a healthier protein option in comparison to red meat as it’s consumption is not cancer causing. It also has good amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids that prevent inflammation and stress inside the body which may cause cancer.

Vitamin A

We require all the nutrients like vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals and other beneficial fats and nutrients in our diet to stay healthy. Still there are certain vitamins that provide better protection and security against cancer. Vitamin A is one such compound and is found in carrots, sweet potatoes and cantaloupes among other fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A helps in preventing breast cancer and also provides you a good vision. There are 600 different Vitamin A substitutes or carotenoids found in nature. Hence include lots of yellow, red, dark green and orange coloured fruits and vegetables in your diet to improve your arsenal against breast cancer.

Apples

An apple every day helps in keeping breast cancer and other disease at bay. It has lots of antioxidants that remove the dangerous free radicals (formed because of metabolic processes) from the body and provide you better health. Never peel the apple and eat them in their raw form as peeling the skin removes fiber and antioxidants from the fruit.

Flaxseed

Flax seeds contain lignans that prevent and even stop the growth of cancerous cells and tumors. Buy grounded flax seed or grind the seeds after purchasing them in a coffee blender. The powder can be then sprinkled on salads and muffins to attain the benefits.

Berries

Berries like raspberries, blackberries, blue berries and straw berries have loads of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that prevent a range of cancers including breast cancer. Blue berries are also prescribed to breast cancer patients along with the drug Tamoxifen for improving the effects of the drug.

Women can prevent breast cancer by drinking alcohol moderately (or none at all), by maintaining healthy weight, by avoiding a sedentary lifestyle pattern and by being more active. Breast feeding is a very important part of breast cancer prevention and mothers should try to breast feed their children for the longest time possible to prevent the disease.

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