Our Top Nutrients (and more) For Breast Health

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. While there are age and genetic factors that are not under our control, there are still plenty of lifestyle habits than can help reduce a woman (or mans) risk of developing breast cancer.

In fact, statistics show that positive diet and lifestyle factors reduce risk by up to two-thirds

These include managing stress, reducing excess weight, limiting alcohol, exercising regularly, and eating well.

How food may play a role: 

The basic premise is to aim for a whole foods-based anti-inflammatory diet that minimizes processed foods and added sugars. As our followers know, we especially love to concentrate on what to INCLUDE in order to upgrade the immune system, help the liver detoxify, and make the body’s environment less hospitable to cancer cells.

Here are some of our top plant based risk-reducing rockstars:

The following foods are chosen as anti-cancer superstars because they contain either antioxidants and/or natural “phyto” chemicals which can help protect against damage to tissues that happens constantly as a result of normal metabolism (oxidation), environmental or emotional stress.

Indole-3-carbinol (precursor to DIM) and sulforaphane.  This is the number one cancer-fighting phytochemical with fabulous research behind it, found in cruciferous vegetables which include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, kale, bok choy, arugula, horseradish, radishes, watercress, daikon, kohlrabi, mustard greens and rutabaga.

Monoterpenes, found in citrus fruits, including grapefruits, oranges and tangerines. Calcium d-glucarate, found in oranges, apples, grapefruits and cruciferous vegetables.

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