Leafy vegetables to green tea: 5 foods and drinks to lower the risk of breast cancer
First Published 20, Sep 2020, 7:45 PM
Take a look at these five foods and drinks that can help to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Cancer survival becomes more difficult in higher stages of it's growth. Bringing healthy life changes and accumulating certain foods and drinks in the diet may help big time in lowering the risk of breast cancer.
More than 50% of Indian women suffer from stage 3 and 4 of breast cancer.Post cancer survival and its trauma is another difficult route to pursue. Post survival rate was reported to be 60% for Indian women and 80% in the U.S, according to the reports.
Let's have a look at foods and drinks to help reduce the risk factor of getting breast cancer.
Dark green leafy vegetables
Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in chemical called as sulforaphane, it has anti-cancer properties, according to the studies
It also restricts the tumors to grow in the lab and prevents cancer from spreading, especiay found in broccoli.
Even Kale is antioxidants rich, it has vitamin C preventing cancer at its best. It also has carotenoids, it boost immunity against diseases and stops free radicals from damaging cells that can lead cancer growth. This is also found in carrots,corn,tomatoes etc.
Green tea is a storehouse of theanine (an amino acid) which helps in increasing the supply of mood-boosting chemicals in the brain. Apart from that reserch says any person who drinks green tea regularly has lower risk of overall cancers. EGCG element found in green tea is what makes it important. According to studies the EGCG element helps in reducing breats density in women, leading to reduced risk of cancer.
Walnuts, if consumed on a daily basis, would improve the composition of cells at the surface layer apart from helping the body in eliminating unwanted cholesterol in the blood. Along with this the added bnefits of walnuts is that it has omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytosterols,that have shown to slow cancer growth and tumors, according to the studies.
Garlic and Onions
Garlic and onions are commonly known for reducing the risk of cancer causing cells in human body. People who consume garlic and onions on a daily basis has lower risk of getting overall cancers.
White mushrooms are known to block the growth of tumor. It shows to block the estrogen synthase enzymes which fuel tumor growth, according to the research and studies in lab.