Monday, March 29, 2010

Dietary tips for preventing breast cancer

Dr. Andrew Weil writes interesting books on healthy aging, alternative medicine and related topics. He also issues daily tips via an email list. Here's today's email about a few things that women should include in their diets to help ward off breast cancer.

"Diet and nutrition can play a significant role in the chances of developing breast cancer, especially if you have a family history of the disease. The following foods may help to prevent or lessen the risks:

  1. Use healthy fats: monounsaturates such as extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground flaxseed and oily fish such as wild Alaskan salmon and sardines (which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids) may help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.
  2. Include whole soy products in your diet. Soy foods contain many cancer-protective substances, including isoflavones. Try to eat one to two servings of whole soy-based foods a day.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables! Especially cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy, and cauliflower, which contain many different cancer-protective phytonutrients. "

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