A healthy diet can help in preventing and fighting breast cancer whereas an unhealthy diet can increase the risk of different kinds of cancer including breast cancer.
The food contains plenty of compounds that are very helpful in fighting against cancer cells. Food comprises nutrients that the body needs such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. On the other hand, some food promote inflammation in the body, increase the amount of acids, affect the immune system and decrease cellular oxygen which encourages the growth of cancer cells
So, we should increase the intake of anti-cancerous foods and reduce or limit the food that can cause cancer. An organic and plant-based diet with protein from fish, skinless poultry, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables, hundred per cent whole-grain foods, turmeric, black pepper, olive, soy, vitamin d, and small amounts of lean meats can help to prevent breast cancer. Eat more plant-based foods, fewer animal-based foods, drink plenty of water and eat only as much food as your body needs.
It’s best to reduce your intake of the following foods and beverages — or avoid them altogether:
- Bad fats
- Processed meat
- Overcooked and deep-fried food
- Fast food
- Refined carbs
- White and brown sugar
- Carbonated drinks and packaged juices
- Excessive tea, coffee and tea whiteners
- Commercial mayonnaise
- Products with fructose corn syrup and sorbitol
- Supplements for cancer prevention
There’s no doubt that your diet can help prevent chronic diseases, including breast cancer. But we cannot rely on only dietary choices to prevent it. Many other lifestyle choices may affect your cancer risk as well. For Instance, being physically active and engaging in regular exercise, getting enough rest, maintaining a healthy body weight may also help reduce your risk.