We all know to stay away from things that hurt your body. Things like cigarettes and alcohol. We are here to tell you that cancer can start from your daily habits like your diet. It’s important to put good things in your body like superfoods and foods that are high in antioxidants! Today, we are going to share those super foods that can keep happy and healthy.
“New studies have found that eating a plant-based diet, low alcohol consumption and maintaining a healthy body weight significantly reduces the risk for breast cancer,” Sarah Mirkin, RD a registered dietician and nutritionist tells Bustle over email. “Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals which protect the body from cancer growth. These foods are also anti-inflammatory, which reduces cancer risk.”
Berries: “Berries are rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that destroy cancer causing substances and slow tumor growth,” says DR. Mirkin.
Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are high in antioxidants, and some studies have shown that animals who ate these can reduce breast tumor volume by 60-70 percent.
2. Cruciferous Vegetables: Vegetables in this family such as broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower can contain glucosinates. This is an ingredient that activates protective enzymes in the body that help fight off cancer.
3. Fruits and vegetables are high in beta-carotene (antioxidant) like sweet potatoes and carrots.
Foods that contain this carotenoid like sweet potatoes and squash have been linked to a lower risk of getting breast cancer as well as a greater likelihood of breast-cancer survival,
4. Fish: Foods that are high in omagas help reduce inflammation in the body.
A study published in Breast Cancer Research found that women who consume high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from fish have a lowered risk of breast cancer, so load up on fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines to receive their benefits
5. Turmeric: This tasteless herb contains another anti-inflammatory, curcumin. It technically inhibits breast cancer growth. Throw it in your lattes, stews, and more!*
*information/studies provided by bustle.com