Food to Eat for Breast Cancer
A study of more than 91,000 women found that following a diet comprising mainly plants could cut the risk of developing breast cancer by 15 percent. The Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Center recommend between 8 and 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Along with their other benefits, fruits and vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotenoids, which are linked to a host of medical benefits. Studies have found the following fruits and vegetables to be good for preventing breast cancer:
Broccoli contains the linamarase gene, which when present inside cancer cells, can break down into cyanide and effectively kill tumorous cells. According to the Cancer Cure Foundation, a chemical component called indole-3-carbinol is also present that may combat breast cancer by converting a cancer-promoting estrogen into a more protective variety.