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Nine Foods That Help You Prevent Breast Cancer

Zeina Tawfik
10/18/15, 12:00 AM

No food or diet can prevent breast cancer, but there are certain types of food that can help you lower your risk of breast cancer. Women stress out over developing breast cancer, but the early detection of breast cancer is key for a successful treatment. Listen to your body, don't ignore any signs and make sure to follow a healthy lifestyle. To help you maintain a healthy diet, read more about these nine foods that you prevent breast cancer.

1. Flaxseed

Flaxseed contains antioxidants and omega-3, which help in lowering your risk of breast cancer. You can also add flaxseed oil to your salads, to increase your daily in-take of its nutritional value.

2. Garlic

We've all heard that eating garlic cloves every morning guarantees a healthy, and almost disease-free life. This is so true. Garlic has a great ability to combat breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.

3. Dark green leafy vegetables

The dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, cabbage, and kale contain vitamin B, and they're an excellent source of fiber, which helps in lowering your risk of breast cancer. 

4. Bell peppers

Bell peppers (red, green, orange and red) are all rich in chlorophyll, which helps in preventing breast cancer. 

5. Pomegranates

Make sure to add pomegranates in your diet, as they include anti-oxidants and they're polyphenol-rich. Pomegranates are very powerful for anti-aging and also help in lowering your risk of breast cancer.

6. Apples

Apples have amazing health benefits. They're a good source of fiber and anti-oxidants, which help in fighting breast cancer.

7. Walnut

Nuts in general, and walnuts in specific, have a great ability to lower your risk of breast cancer. That's because walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

8. Salmon

Salmon is an essential type of food in any healthy diet. It supplies the body with vitamin B12, and vitamin D, and it's associated with cutting the breast cancer risk by a high chance.

9. Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the spices that includes natural agents that help in fighting several diseases, including breast cancer.


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