Eat to Avoid Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is a disease that many people see as an inherited disease. While genetics do play a role, the truth is, according to medical experts, most of breast cancers are NOT inherited. This means that there are things that can be done to lower one’s risk of breast cancer. These factors that can be controlled are cigarette smoking, exercising and eating nutritious foods. 

No food or diet can prevent breast cancer, but nutritious foods are good for the body, help maintain a healthy weight and boost immunity.

Dieticians suggest:

  • Getting the nutrients needed from fruits, vegetables and whole grains give the body energy it needs. 
  • Eat more than 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day. 
  • Eliminate foods high in fat and try to limit fat to less than 20% of total calories a day. 
  • Avoid trans fats, red meats and charred or smoked foods. 
  • Eat foods high in Omega-2 fatty acids.

Studies suggest that being overweight increases the risk of breast cancer after menopause.  More research is needed in this important area, but for now, it’s just one more great reason to nourish your body with good food.

“Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down.” Unknown