A healthy lifestyle has long been associated with a reduced risk for cancer, and that is especially true for breast cancer. Drinking less, not smoking and getting regular exercise all correlate with a lower breast cancer risk.
Increasingly researchers are also seeing a connection between the foods you eat and your risk of breast cancer. Although no specific food offers a foolproof way to avoid breast cancer, these healthier choices are showing potential as possible tools to lower your risk. If you have specific concerns about your risk for breast cancer, discuss them with your doctor before making dietary changes.
Eating tofu and other soy products, including edamame, soy milk and tempeh, may lower the risk of breast cancer. A study by researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that Chinese women who had moderate levels of soy consumption had a decreased risk of breast cancer when compared to women with lower intakes. Higher levels of consumption did not increase the benefit.
Sauerkraut contains glucossinolates, a cancer-fighting chemical. These chemicals are particularly effective on cancers that are hormone related, such as breast cancer. Try your hand at making homemade sauerkraut to up your sauerkraut intake.
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