Breast Health Superfoods
It is no surprise that eating a healthy diet consisting of whole, nutrient-dense foods impact all aspects of women’s health in a positive, powerful way. When consumed on a regular basis, foods and spices that contain free-radical and cancer-fighting antioxidants, key nutrients, and anti-inflammatory properties have the potential to decrease a woman’s risk of breast cancer significantly. Research reveals that leading a healthy lifestyle with a focus on a wholesome, nutrient-dense diet reduces a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer by 25-30%.
Did you know that there are certain foods considered to be “breast health superfoods”? First, you might ask, “what exactly is a superfood?” A superfood is a food that is exceptionally nutrient dense and is rich in compounds considered to be highly beneficial to a person’s health. Therefore, a breast health superfood is any food that has compounds and nutrients proven to be beneficial to breast health.
Are you interested in making nutritional changes to slash your risk of breast cancer/abnormalities, but not sure where to begin?
Below are the top superfoods to incorporate into your diet to kick-start making a positive impact on your breast health and overall cancer risk reduction due to their high antioxidant content and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Green Tea
- Cruciferous Vegetables
- Leafy Green Vegetables
- Fatty Fish
- Apples, Pears, and Peaches
- Nuts and legumes
- Herbs & Spices– (parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, turmeric, curry, and ginger).
- Citrus Foods
- Onions and Garlic
Focusing on a daily diet consisting of whole, nutrient-dense foods and incorporating breast health superfoods allows women to take a big step in the direction towards taking control of their breast health.
Leading a healthy lifestyle in combination with undergoing annual mammography screenings is the most effective approach that all women should follow to be proactive in preventing and detecting breast cancer/breast abnormalities.
Are you due for your routine mammogram?
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