Posted on Dec 24, 2007 | Comments 0
Breast cancer till date stands a threat to the medical technology in research.
This is because of the reason that for decades, breast cancer has stood alone among major diseases without any known preventive measures, thus making very difficult to survive this disease.
Many years back too its victims lacked even a single practical preventive measure to protect themselves.
Unlike most epidemics, we’ve had the power to defend ourselves.
Vaccines for the flu, lowered cholesterol for heart disease, smoking cessation for lung cancer, lowered blood pressure for stroke, and safe sex for AIDS all are known pretty by the common man to fight them back.
But despite the decades-long, terrifying increase in new breast cancer cases, women have stood virtually powerless to prevent the disease.
Check Out! A good breast cancer diet can to some extent help prevent cancer or control it from spreading or recurring. One such good example is that of one of the breast cancer survivors, 37-year-old Deborah McCurdy, mother of four.
Deborah had advanced breast cancer that required four cycles of intensive chemotherapy, aggressive radiations and a bone marrow transplant. All this sounds terrible but she stood up and fought back the dreadful disease.
She had planned a breast cancer diet which really helped her to be healthy and strong enough to fight with her immune system build up. Her breast cancer diet included the following varied food products.
Whole Grain Foods 3 to 6 Servings per Day is good. This should include variety of whole grains such as brown rice, bulgur, and wheatberries. Strictly No to White Rice! This maximizes the overall intake of fiber, which may fight breast cancer by lowering levels of estrogen in the body.
Beans are really good for health, so 1 or 2 servings per day is suggested. This might initially cause discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract but it becomes fine later. Include beans in everything from soups to salads to pizza for a huge fiber boost. This will really work!
Distribute the consumption of nuts over a week. They are a great source of fiber and another form of monounsaturated fats.
Servings more than 9 per day of fruits and vegetables are a must. This sounds too much but is definitely affordable. Initially start with 5 servings per day and later go up to 9 servings.
Remember fruits and vegetables have phytonutrients which help you in your fight immensely. Create a biochemical environment in the body that maximizes the ability to resist cancer.
Getting nine servings a day doesn’t happen by accident; it takes thought and planning. So aim for three servings at each meal plus fruit or veggie snacks each day.
Once you get used to this servings then there’s nothing easier than this. Include the below fruits and veggies in your diet, select your option each day for different taste.
- Citrus fruit: oranges, grapefruit
- Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
- Cruciferous veggies: broccoli, broccoli sprouts, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower
- Lycopene-rich produce: tomatoes, red grapefruit, watermelon, guava
- Beta-carotene-rich produce: winter squash, carrots, sweet potatoes
- Dark green, leafy veggies: spinach, romaine, kale, collards, Swiss chard
Now this should be a pretty well planned breast cancer diet!! Stay Good! Stay Healthy!
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