You worry about what you should eat for good skin, good hair, good teeth, and whatnot. But have you ever thought of what to eat for your Breast health? Well, now is the time. Maintaining a healthy weight, improving Metabolism, and reducing inflammation are a few starters for healthy breasts.
Here is a list of the top 10 Breast health foods that can improve your Breast Health, if consumed regularly.
Flaxseed is the richest dietary source of one of the plant nutrients known as lignans which work as plant-based estrogen-like compounds. These compounds work as mechanisms to slow the tumor growth process, eventually stopping it and preventing the damage of cells and tissues.
This is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and has antiviral properties. It contains high levels of selenium and sulfur. When crushed or bruised it produces another compound known as Allicin which has been proved to reduce abnormal cell growth.
Pomegranate Many studies suggest that pomegranate consumption may slow the process of developing breast cancer. A group of phytochemicals called Ellagitannins which are found in abundance in pomegranates inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the human body.
Salmon Fatty fishes such as salmon are a very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and Vitamin D along with compounds like astaxanthin and Choline. Most of these compounds are proven to reduce the risk of Breast Cancer. Broccoli Most Cruciferous veggies like Broccoli are known to block cancer growth and further spread of cancer, thus making it an important food vegetable to include in your diet.
The main active compound of Turmeric is Curcumin and has anti-inflammatory properties along with antioxidants, metabolic regulation, etc. It helps manage the normal growth of cells as well as change the pathways of breast cancer cells. Walnuts Regular intake of nuts like Walnuts have proved to reduce inflammation thereby reducing the risk of developing tumors and breast cancer
Berries’ antioxidant properties and compounds like flavonoids and anthocyanins help in reducing cellular damage as well as the development and spread of cancerous cells.
Citrus fruits Compounds like Folate, Vitamin C, and Carotenoids are present in Citrus fruits which have Antioxidant, AntiCancer, and Anti- Inflammatory properties, thus making them a very important food item to be consumed for reducing the risk of Breast Cancer.
Leafy Green Vegetables
Leafy green vegetables have Carotenoid Antioxidants and a type of b Vitamin, Folate. Many studies suggest women with higher levels of carotenoids and folate have a significantly lower risk of developing Breast Cancer.
Leading a healthy lifestyle and including the above-mentioned food in your diet regime may lower the risk of developing Breast Cancer and will surely help in improving your overall Breast Health. For more facts on breast health, wellness and everything in between, download the Pinga App.