Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk - Other Dietary Guidelines

Reducing Your Breast Cancer Risk - Other Dietary Guidelines

Reduce the Amount of Fat You Eat 
Especially fat  from animal sources.  Environmental (and other) toxins accumulate in the fatty tissue of animals (especially red meat). Pesticides used on the food that animals eat, antibiotics that are injected to kill bacteria, and hormones that are injected for maximum growth, are all toxins that  can wreak havoc in a human body. These toxins can encourage the growth of cancerous cells.

 You should also avoid fast foods and junk food, as these contain many toxins in the form of transfats and preservatives.

Establish a Regular Exercise Program 

The biggest key to exercise is regular exercise, because it alters body chemistry in a favorable way to control fat deposits where excess estrogen is stored.

Maintain a Normal Weight 
Women who are of normal weight have a much lower risk of developing breast cancer.  If you are overweight, and especially if you have genetic factors that could pre-dispose you to cancer, consult with a nutritionist or dietician to help you plan a program to achieve permanent weight loss.

Eat  a diet rich in  B-Complex vitamin as it aids in the essential breakdown of female hormones (estrogen) by the liver.
Choline a  kind of B vitamin found in eggs, lean meat, fish, collards, and beans that has been shown to reduce cancer risk by 24% in women

Deficiencies in vitamin D have been found to possibly lead to cancer. You can increase your intake of vitamin D with a supplement, small amounts of sun exposure (with sunscreen protection), and by enjoying vitamin D fortified low-fat milk

CoQ10  Works as a powerful antioxident, increases energy at the cell level, and also boosts your immune system, which helps fight both the causes of cancer and the growth of existing cancer. It is produced in the body, but also found abundantly in organ-meats and tuna

Establish Healthy Eating Habits 
A good start would be to cut way down on fatty and/or sugary foods and drinks, replace the red meat you eat with fish, chicken or turkey, and up your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Your health depends on it!

Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover


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