We’re always looking for new food combinations to improve our health, boost our confidence, and make our skin glow. But when it comes to preventing breast cancer, there are some foods that take it to the next level. They are packed with antioxidants and nutrients that will help you maintain a healthy weight and keep your body strong. Start incorporating these foods into your diet today.
#1: Kale (and other dark green veggies)
Kale, spinach, and other dark leafy veggies will all have similar characteristics when it comes to being packed with antioxidants. These help cleanse the system and keep cancers from spreading. You can eat these raw or warmed, and don’t forget to pair it with other cancer fighting foods like garlic.
Berries are just full of vitamins and minerals, and of course antioxidants. They help the body stay strong so it can slow down cancer growth that already exists, as well as fight off cancer causing materials. A mixed berry salad or smoothie for breakfast is a great way to start your day on a positive note.
Walnuts are good for fighting and preventing breast cancer because of all those rich omega 3 fatty acids. Walnuts are a healthy and easy food to incorporate into your diet. You can add them to a salad, trial mix, bake chicken coated in crushed walnuts, or just eat them straight from your hand as a snack.
Cinnamon is an amazing spice that so many people take for granite, but this is the perfect time of year to add it to your diet. You can add cinnamon to your morning coffee or tea, bake apples with cinnamon on top, or sprinkle a little on your cereal or bagel.
The antioxidants that are in tomatoes are some of the strongest when preventing breast cancer. They work to stop the growth of cancerous cells, as well as prevent production during the stages of formation. You can eat tomatoes raw or warmed, and compliment many meals and sauces beautifully. If you don’t like tomatoes, you can find a good smoothie recipe that covers up the taste of them.
We know flaxseed isn’t for everyone, but when you’re trying to prevent breast cancer, you should give it a try. It contains omega 3 fatty acids and lignin, and both have a big impact on preventing and improving cancer. There are some great flaxseed oils that you can use to lightly sauté fish and chicken or make salad dressing out of. You can also get the powered version and add it to your smoothie and yogurt.
Laser Skin & Wellness has a Registered Dietitian that can help you at both the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens locations. If you have any questions about ways to prevent breast cancer or reach your healthy weight, contact us today at 561-641-9490 and schedule a free consultation. There is no better time than the present to get started on being your happiest and healthiest self.