October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Take Control of Your Cancer Risk by Eating Super

Early detection through regular self-examinations and mammograms, ups the chances for successful treatment and surviving breast cancer.

While the disease is found early to care about what happens if you stop using it ever be developed?

Research is mounting that women may be able to do this, just that – or at least significantly lower risk of breast cancer – by paying for what they eat and choosing foods that fight cancer effectivelyProperties.

"These are not exotic, medicinal tasting or hard-to-find items, food, but you can at the supermarket," says cancer expert and researcher Keith I. Block, MD, medical and scientific director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care and Optimal Health in Evanston, Illinois. "The key is to incorporate them into your diet and eat them regularly."

Dr. Block, assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and an AdjunctAssistant professor of pharmacognosy (the branch of pharmacology, has) with drugs in their natural state and with medicinal herbs and other plants studied data from numerous studies and come up with a list of "super foods" that the key to preventing many may keep breast cancer.

For example, "mangoes are rich in cancer-fighting phytochemicals and spinach contain a carotenoid called lutein that may inhibit breast cancer," says Block. "Garlic and onions alsocontain a variety of substances (including flavonols as quercetin and kaempferol and the antioxidant glutathione) to reduce breast cancer risk. Loaded red peppers and tomatoes with lycopene, a phytochemical that tumor-blocking properties, appears to have. Other "super foods" with potent cancer preventive properties include corn, tofu, brown basmati rice, whole wheat bread, red beans, lemon juice and olive oil. In fact, use olive oil instead of other fats for salad dressing and cooking.According to a study published this year, oleic acid, which is found in olive oil, may help to inactivate cancer, a gene that is responsible for up to 30% of all breast cancers. "

Change your diet to foods that may be significantly lower risk of breast cancer is not only a wise choice – it can be a delicious one, according to Penny Block, co-founder of the Block Center and author of the cookbook, a banquet of Health, over 200 tempting recipes including featuresmany of the most popular traditional dishes of the world, only with a healthy twist. "The" super foods "can be used in everything from salsas and dips and appetizers to include even desserts. As you can cook foods also reduce the risk of cancer, you add your help," Penny.

Another reason for what you eat is paid out of a study recently published in the International Journal of Cancer concluded that eating foods high glycemic index may increase the risk of breast cancer, whicholder women. "The glycemic index measures how fast and how high blood sugar rises after eating foods containing carbohydrates. For example, that white bread, sugar and potato chips are high glycemic foods are almost instantly converted to a rapid rise in blood sugar, says Dr. Block. Brown rice and wholemeal bread, on the other side have a lower glycemic index. They are slowly digested what. To a lower and subtle changes in blood sugar These are the types of foodYou want to play in a healthy and cancer preventative lifestyle. "

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), American women have a chance to become ill in eight breast cancer during their lifetime. ACS data show that more than 45,500 Americans, almost all women from the disease last year killed and more than three million American women currently have breast cancer.

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