For breast cancer prevention, it's important to eliminate or limit processed, packaged, sugary, fast foods, which:
Decrease appetite suppressing hormones
Cause weight gain
Increase cellular inflammation
Kill good gut bacteria
Weaken the immune system
"A processed food is a food item that has had a series of mechanical or chemical operations performed on it to change or preserve it. Processed foods are those that typically come in a box or bag and contain more than one item on the list of ingredients."
Here are some unprocessed snack ideas:
Raw or roasted seasoned veggies
Nut butters - all natural
Pitaya and Acai bowls & smoothies
Nice cream with frozen bananas
Cherry Chia Pudding
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
Your diet plays a big role in the development of breast cancer. Research shows that certain foods can not only help prevent breast cancer but also dramatically improve the odds of survival among those who have been diagnosed with it. Women who avoid meat and dairy products can dramatically lower their risk of breast cancer and recurrence. Instead, I recommend following a plant-based diet. A plant-based diet is anti-inflammatory, low glycemic and rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant compounds that fight disease and cancer. Try this delicious Spicy Almond Butter Noodles recipe and other plant-based recipes from Purple Carrot at http://ow.ly/AfHn50AKQcg. Are you following a plant-based diet? Why or why not. Please comment below.
When it comes to fighting breast cancer, I highly recommend incorporating as many cancer fighting "superfoods" into your daily diet as possible. High on my list of "superfoods" is flaxseed. Not only is flaxseed loaded with nutrients, omega-3 fats, and fiber, research shows that eating flaxseed may help prevent and treat breast cancer by blocking the inflammatory effects of interleukin-1, a master regulator of inflammation and immune responses in our body. To learn more about the research on flaxseed and breast cancer, watch this short video at http://ow.ly/FfGm50AI6IW. Need some ideas on how to incorporate flaxseed into your diet? Add ground flaxseeds to your favorite smoothies, shakes or bowls. Replace eggs in recipes with one tablespoon of flax seeds and three tablespoons of water to replace one egg. Try these delicious Peanut Butter Flaxseed Pancakes by the Minimalist Baker at https://minimalistbaker.com/peanut-butter-flaxseed-pancakes/.