4 Foods That Fight Breast Cancer

Some women may be at risk for breast cancer due to circumstances beyond their control– such as genetics, or family history. Others may be at risk because of their lifestyle choices, like smoking or lack of exercise. Recent studies have found that some dietary habits may lead to a higher risk of breast cancer. The good news is that some foods can potentially help you fight breast cancer. Below are 4 foods that you should start eating right now.

Foods High in Folate

Dark leafy greens (such as spinach), broccoli, and asparagus are all high in folate. According to a study, postmenopausal women who took folate supplements were 22% less likely to have breast cancer, compared to those who took none.

Fish Oil/Fish

High in omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil supplements – or 2 servings weekly of oily fish such as salmon – lowered women’s risk of developing breast cancer by 14%!

Green Tea

Research suggests that the polyphenols in green tea could possibly cut down proteins that contribute to the growth of tumors, thereby limiting their growth.

Green Tea

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

A study found that the more women ate these seeds (which contain high levels of plant estrogen like compounds) the lower their risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.

If you do not eat these foods regularly, you should start soon! Not only are they nutritious (and delicious!) options, but they may help you lower your risk of breast cancer!

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