Beauty & Health

Healthy eating can help reduce your risk of breast cancer

There are some foods you can eat that can help reduce breast cancer risk.  Being overweight puts you at a greater risk of developing breast cancer – healthier eating will help maintain your body weight! 

  1. Make sure you eat plenty of colourful fruits and vegetables as they are full of fibre and fibre and antioxidants which are linked to lower breast cancer risk.
  2. Eat more salmon tuna and walnuts, these foods have omega-3 oils which have been linked to lower breast cancer risk.  We have a great tasty and easy recipe for you to try.
  3. Choose wholegrain breads, brown rice, lentils, nuts and seeds – they are all high in fibre. Women in their 30s, 40s & 50s can reduce breast cancer risk by 14% from eating an extra 10g of fibre per day – this is only 1/2 cup oats and 1 slice of wholemeal bread.

WHAT TO AVOID AND WHY

Processed foods because they are super high in sugar, fat, salt and broken down grains. A post menopausal woman’s risk of breast cancer increases by 21% if she eats more than 9g of processed meat per day – that about one sausage a week!

WHAT TO LIMIT

Alcohol – we all enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer but limit your intake and try to have a least 2 alcohol free days per week.
Sources: www.breastcancer.org   www.nbcf.org.au

 

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