Cancer and Diet
Cancer and Diet
There are no food or dietary supplements that will act as “magic bullets” to prevent breast cancer from returning. National Cancer Institute guidelines for cancer prevention can be used to decrease the chance of a breast cancer recurrence.
These guidelines include:
Increase intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Decrease fat intake to less than 30 percent of calories
Minimize intake of cured, pickled and smoked foods
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
Alcohol consumption should be done in moderation, if at all
Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are known to contain phytochemicals with antioxidant, anti-estrogen and chemo-preventive properties that may prevent
cancer. We recommend five or more servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage and brussel sprouts)
are especially rich in phytochemicals. Extensive research has been conducted at Johns Hopkins Medicine regarding the nutritional value of broccoli sprouts.
Whole grains are unprocessed foods that are high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. High fiber intake may have a
positive benefit by altering hormonal actions of breast cancer and other hormonal-dependent cancers. Daily fiber intake should be 25 to 30 grams of
insoluble and soluble fiber. Read more from John Hopkins Medicine – HERE
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