There is no single superfood or power-packed food that can prevent or cause breast cancer. Researchers advocate the fact that it is possible to curb 9 out of every 100 cancer chances (9%) with diet modifications. It has also been propagated that women who eat a Mediterranean diet with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts are at a reduced risk for breast cancer. This is because, a Mediterranean diet comprises mostly of plant-based foods along with healthy fats. Healthy body weight is another factor which prevents breast cancer. This again can be achieved through healthy diet modifications.
Include These Foods
The following foods are prescribed for a healthy diet plan, but these are the ones suggested for breast cancer patients too.
Avoid These Foods
1.Alcohol: Women who consume three alcoholic drinks per week are at a 15% increased risk of breast cancer. It is better to stop drinking alcohol and replace it with other options such as innovative mocktails using edible flowers.
2.Sugar and Trans fat: Processed foods which contain trans fat are sure to increase the risk of breast cancer. Cookies, crackers, donuts, fried foods and pastries are the most popular processed foods which are high in both sugar and trans fat. It is advisable to avoid these foods to prevent breast cancer risk and stay healthy.
Along with the above diet modifications, doing physical activity is equally important. Prominent cancer organizations suggest that women who exercise for four or more hours every week are at a decreased risk of breast cancer as 5 out of 100 cancers (5%) can be avoided by maintaining a healthy body weight.
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.