Breast cancer; those two words may not seem too frightening to you unless there has been cases of it in your family. Even if there hasn't been, it's still wise to pay attention and to do your best to prevent it from happening to you. Some foods are known to help greatly in keeping cancer at bay and when combined are a powerful force against this disease.
Before going into the foods that are anti –cancer, be aware to stay away from saturated fat, mostly found in red meat and be mindful of your intake of processed and refined oils. High levels of certain dietary fat reduce the ability of the immune system to kill cancer cells.
Experts encourage the consumption of flax seed oil, claiming it to be the best source of cancer-protective omega-3 essential fatty acids. They believe it to be important to every woman's diet. It tastes like wheat germ and the great thing about is that it can be eaten in many different types of food, from yogurt to salads.
Something else that plays an important part in the fight against or to prevent cancer is dietary fibre. It helps not only in weight loss, but in cleaning your body from unwanted toxic materials. It's found in different foods such as beans, lentils, raw vegetables and fruits, whole grain cereals, bran, dried prunes, nuts and seeds. Increase your intake of fibre according to your taste, as you have a variety of options to choose from.
Soy milk, soy flour, soy protein and tofu are considered to be star cancer fighters as they block estrogens' receptors in the body, making them import dietary agents. Some fish such as tuna, salmon, rainbow trout and sardines also play an active role in your cancer free diet.
If you're not used to eating these foods, it may be hard to make the change to eat more of them, but your body, your health and your family will thank you for it.