11 foods that fight against breast cancer

Every year, billions of dollars are spent on research, trying to come up with the best cure for breast cancer. The deaths that have been caused by breast cancer continue to rise every year. In this modern day man continues to search for the best alternative to the treatment and cure of breast cancer. as of now, nutritional science is one of the promising fields in the fight against diseases like breast cancer. The following foods are able to reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

1 Cabbage

Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables contain a phytochemical called glucosinolates. When we chop or cut the vegetables, the glucosinates are converted to isothiocyanates (ITCs). ITCs are protective against cancers that grow in the presence of hormones, for example breast cancer. ITCs also prevents the growth of tumours, kills some cancer cells and gets rid of cancer causing agents (carcinogens).

2 mushroom

Mushroom contains antioxidants like L-ergothioneine that is able to fight against cancer. A study that was published in 2010 in Nutrition and Cancer showed that premenopausal women who consumed mushroom were less likely to develop breast cancer. mushroom also fights breast cancer cells that feed on hormones like estrogen.

3 Broccoli
Research has showed that broccoli is able to block tumour growth. Women who eat broccoli regularly are less likely to develop breast cancer than those who do not. Cabbage and broccoli are cruciferous vegetables that help in preventing the growth of tumours. Other cruciferous vegitables include cauliflower, kale and brussel sprouts.  

4 Garlic
Adding garlic to your meal may help in the prevention of breast cancer. people who are on medication should consult their doctor in order to avoid any interactions.

5 Apples
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away… Any variety of apple can be eaten in the fight against breast cancer. Apples are able to fight the spread of cancer cells and should be consumed regularly. Apple is also packed with antioxidants that fight cancer.

6 Pomegranates

Pomegranates may help in the prevention of breast cancer, especially breast cancers that grow in the presence of estrogen.

7 Flax seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds
bottled sesame seeds sold in Cameroon

Flax seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds  contains lignans, which may help in decreasing the growth rate of cancer cells

8 Onions

The presence of quercetin in cancer helps in the prevention of cancer. Researchers have found out that quercetin is able to prevent breast, ovarian, endometrial, prostate, colon and long tumours from growing. Red onions have a high amount of quercetin when compared to white onion. Apples also contain quercetin.

9 carrots
Some studies have showed that women who consume carotenoids are less likely to develop breast cancer, and other types of cancer such as colon and prostate cancer.

10 sweet potatoes
Sweet potato has vitamins and anti-oxidants that may help in the prevention of breast cancer.

11 Berries

Adding berries to any diet is able to lower a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

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