In honor or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share some awesome info that was shared with me.
FIGHT BREAST CANCER WITH FOOD
There are certain that can help prevent breast cancer!
Beans - At least six bean-based meals a week are recommended for breast cancer prevention. Saponins, compounds found in beans, appear to protect cells from cancer-causing damage. Women who eat beans or lentils two or more times a week have a 34% lower breast cancer risk than those who eat them once a month or less.
Berries - Proven cancer-fighters, berries are laced with compounds that block stem cells associated with breast cancer formation, according to new University of Arkansas research. Fresh blueberries are best, and all you need is a 1/2 to 1 cup a day for the most protection.
Green Leafy Vegetables - Not only are these preventative, but they may help keep you cancer-free after treatment. 40% is the reduced rate of breast cancer recurrence with high intake of leafy greens.
Cooked Tomato Products - Think sauce, juice, canned tomatoes, tomato paste – a Swiss study of 700 women who ate lycopene found in the aforementioned products had a 36% lower breast cancer risk than women who don’t partake.
If you’re overweight, losing just 10% of your body weight slashes your risk of breast cancer up to 50%! It’s never too late to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of breast cancer!
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.