9 Foods That Help Prevent Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer today and a healthy diet plays a very important role in reducing risk of this disease.

1. Broccoli

Broccoli is one of special cancer-fighting vegetables because it contains sulforaphane helping your body stop ulcers from developing. A recent study reveals that sulforaphane can inhibit HDAC enzyme activity, which prevents breast cancer.

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2. Garlic

Garlic is seen as one of cancer-fighting superfoods. Some recent studies show that women eating garlic frequently lower the risk of breast cancer drastically.

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3. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is known for its anti-cancer properties thanks to its high amount of polyphenol antioxidants. Especially, this fruit can work well in preventing cancer development in breasts. Researches say that ellagitannins in the pomegranate can interfere in producing aromatase, an enzyme that increases the production of hormones causing breast cancer.

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4. Walnut

Researches in mice show that adding walnuts to your daily meals is good for your health and reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 50 percent.

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5. Turmeric

Curcumin, a substance found in abundance in turmeric, plays a part in preventing a molecule called RANKL, which is discovered in breast cancer tumour cells.

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6. Flax-seed

Flax-seed is a superfood that can make breast cancer cells spread more slowly.

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7. Berry

Berry contains a lot of powerful antioxidants, mainly anthocyanin and ellagic acids. According to American Institute for Cancer Research, these compounds can slow the growth and shorten the lifespan of the breast cancer cells.

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8. Green tea

Green tea is very rich in polyphenol, which was proven to make the breast cancer cells spread more slowly.

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9. Tomato

Tomato is high in an antioxidant called lycopene, which can slow the growth of the breast cancer cells.

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Brittany Stone has 421 articles online and 5 fans

I opened my own clinic in Orlando in March 1996 to provide a full range of health care for women. I like walking on the street with my friends and chatting with them when I have free time. I often write articles on issues related to women's health as well.

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This article was published on 2013/07/22