ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)