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Eating your way to healthy breasts

Oct 13, 2016 | Blog, Nutrition

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Believe it or not caring for your breast, both men and women, includes healthy eating. The key word to be aware of is carcinogens. These are the toxic substances that damage the DNA in your cells and may lead to the possibility of tumours developing into cancer cells.

Basically you can take preventative action against cancer by following a healthy life style. Click on the MEMBER PORTAL, then the tab MYPLAN where you will be able to create a personalised eating plan. In addition to the guidance given there you may want to take note of the everyday foods that are carcinogenic are:

Processed meats such as sliced cold meats, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, contain chemical preservatives which have been linked to cancer formation.

Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs and the chemicals used to grow them have been shown to cause rapid tumour growth. Check food labels as GMOs are prevalent in products made with corn, soybeans, and canola. Try to buy certified organic, certified non-GMO foods

Fizzy drinks. The combination of the sugar load, food chemicals, and colorings acidifies the body creating the idea conditions for cancer cells to grow.

Artificial sweeteners often found in diet drink and foods. Aspartame, sucralose (Splenda) and saccharin are all artificial sweeteners that have been linked to cancer formation

Refined carbohydrates like ‘white’ flours found in most baked goods. A study published in the journal ‘Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention’ found that regular consumption of refined carbohydrates was linked to a 220 percent increase in breast cancer among women.

Refined sugars including high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). When eaten these foods cause a spike in insulin levels in the blood which can feed the growth of cancer cells.

 

To support your body to prevent cancer the following:

Eating Brazil nuts as they contain selenium which helps in the repair of damaged DNA and kill cancer cells

Adding garlic to your meals. The sulphur in garlic boosts the immune system’s response to cancer and even reduces tumour growth.

Loading up your plate with broccoli, steamed or raw, not microwaved as this is another great food to support the immune system.

Buying organic. Organic food is grown without the use of toxic chemicals like herbicides and pesticides. These toxins have been shown to cause cell damage that could lead to cancer formation. Please note that the label ‘All Natural’ does not mean organic, so read food labels carefully.

Drinking green tea. Green tea protects the body against various types of cancer.

Eating blueberries. The antioxidants in blueberries helps prevent cell damage.

Click through to the MEMBER PORTAL, to MYPLAN where you will find an abundance of recipes to assist you in creating delicious health-enhancing meals.

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