Table of contents:
- Both the AICR and the Global Fund for Cancer Research offer you 9 recommendations to prevent breast cancer
- 2. Whole grains
- 3. Eat legumes
- 4. Less red meat
- 5. Few "fast foods"
- 6. Avoid processed meats
- 7. NO to sugary drinks
- 8. Little fat
- 9. Don't drink alcohol
- One last recommendation
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common among women? The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) states that 1 in 8 women will suffer from this disease throughout their lives. Even, together with the Global Fund for Cancer Research they evaluate the relationship between the disease with nutrition and physical activity.
The latest research from both institutions reveals that 40% of cases can be prevented through a healthy diet, exercise and breastfeeding; In addition to following the advice given by the Journal of the Cancer Institute to avoid tobacco as much as possible.
Both the AICR and the Global Fund for Cancer Research offer you 9 recommendations to prevent breast cancer
1. Fresh fruit juice
The AICR advises drinking no more than one glass of fruit juice per day. Also consider prioritizing the consumption of vegetable juices such as tomatoes, spinach, celery, peppers, carrots, among others.
2. Whole grains
If you consume refined cereals, it would be good if you replaced them with whole grains. For example: whole wheat bread without salt, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat couscous, oats, millet, quinoa, barley …
3. Eat legumes
Include more legumes such as lentils, chickpeas, soybeans, beans, pods … in addition to being delicious, they are super-nutritious and healthy.
4. Less red meat
If you are a lover of red meat, you had better reduce its consumption. Although there is no solid evidence to determine that they cause breast cancer, the AICR advises limiting their consumption because they are high in calories and increase the chances of developing colon cancer, the second most frequent condition among the female population.
5. Few "fast foods"
Yes, I know that hamburgers are delicious, but eating fast foods frequently can lead you to suffer from this disease. If you eat fast food more than once a week, the chances of being obese increase, a pathology linked to this disease.
6. Avoid processed meats
Like sausages, sausages, and smoked chops, they promote the development of cancer in the colon. It is not even convenient to listen to light presentations because they harm your health over the years.
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7. NO to sugary drinks
The AICR states that this type of drink is associated with 180,000 deaths caused by chronic diseases in 1 year, a total of 6,000 are from cancer.
8. Little fat
When cooking your food, do it with little fat. This is one of the healthiest ways to maintain an ideal weight.
9. Don't drink alcohol
Studies conducted in 2013 indicate that low amounts of alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer. In fact, every drink you drink a day is considered to increase your odds by 10-12%.
One last recommendation
If you are pregnant, breastfeed your baby for at least the first 6 months. Then offer other liquids or foods, but without stopping feeding your child through breast milk. It is indicated to do so because it decreases the levels of hormones related to breast cancer.