Super Foods to Eat That May Help Fight Breast Cancer
Can a woman beat breast cancer by eating super foods? While not all health care professionals have taken a definitive stance, some doctors specializing in nutrition believe the answer is “yes.” According to CNN, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York offers a “Superfoods and Super Habits for Super Health” seminar that teaches nutrition to cancer patients.
“We have to take a global look at survivorship,” Dr. Alison Estabrook, chief of breast surgery at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt and director of the Breast Center, told the source. “It’s clear better eating habits increase the possibility that a woman won’t get breast cancer or have a recurrence.”
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition by researchers from the University of California and other institutions, fish with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are omega-3 fatty acids, can help reduce the chance of cancer returning in current patients. Wild Alaska salmon, arctic char and black cod are good sources of these fatty acids.
Dark leafy greens
Kale, Swiss chard and spinach are nutrient-loaded foods. They each contain carotenoids, which have been linked to helping women survive breast cancer without a second recurrence, according to a study conducted by the University of California, San Diego.