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5 Breast Cancer Fighting Foods

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Breast cancer is known as one of the many types of cancer that threatens women’s life. Women are often advised for regular doctor controls, wearing comfortable clothes and living a healthy life. By healthy life it is usually considered healthy habits, staying active and positive. While healthy habits refer to healthy diet as well, here we’ll add up that eating the right healthy foods can play an important role in the fight against, but in the prevention of cancer too. Maybe you doubt the benefits of the nature in the fight against this difficult and sometimes even killer disease, but scroll down and check these foods and their proven benefits to our health. You might decide to keep these ingredients on your daily menu.

1.Beans

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It’s been proven that women who eat beans at least twice a week have lower rates of developing breast cancer than those who eat legumes less frequently. Black beans are probably the best, because beside the fact that they are a good source of fiber, they are rich in antioxidant content in their skin as well.

2. Broccoli

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As probably the richest source of sulfurophane, broccoli is a veggie that’s been known to strongly inhibit cancers. Research shows that the sulfurophane stimulates the body’s own cancer-fighting enzymes that are slowing the rate of breast and prostate cancer cell growth.

3. Flaxseed

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Researchers from University of Toronto came to a conclusion that women with breast cancer who ate two tablespoons of ground flaxseed each day slowed their rate of cancer cell growth. You can always add these seeds to your morning smoothie, oat meal, or you can even try using flaxseed oil in your salad.

4. Mushrooms

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Mushrooms have more antioxidants than pumpkins, tomatoes and carrots, because they contain ergothioneine and selenium – immune boosting antioxidants that cut the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Also, a study publishes in Journal of Cancer showed that women who ate 10 grams of mushrooms per day were 64% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who did not.

5. Spinach

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Spinach has been known for its nutritional and healthy properties, but when it comes to the battle against cancer it gives even better results. Researchers found that women who ate this rich in betacarotene and lutein plant more than twice a week had lower rates of breast cancer than those who rarely ate this veggie. In order to convince you to include more spinach in your meals, here’s a delicious spinach salad recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches English spinach, trimmed, cut into large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Step 1: Place the spinach in a large heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside for 30 seconds or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Squeeze to remove excess liquid. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Step 2: Add the oil, sugar, garlic powder and chilli flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Top with sesame seeds.