Food for your breast

Breast cancer or any types of cancer has always been associated with lifestyle or hereditary. While an early detection is always good, it is always better to monitor what you eat as a prevention to the disease.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is an ayuverdic super food that has been used for hundreds of years. While some people use it mainly for skin and beauty, turmeric actually does more than that. Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin that may has the ability to fight against inflammation and may help fight breast cancer tumors.

Boil some grated fresh turmeric, grated ginger and ground black pepper. Infused the juice and drink daily. If you don’t have the time to do this, you can opt for the capsule version

To opt for the capsule version, you may check this link

2. Broccoli


One of the most famous cancer fighting vegetables is broccoli. And this is among other nutritious vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale. According to a journal published by Cancer Prevention, studies have shown that women who eat a lot of vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower every day have a lower risk of breast cancer. While we highly encourage everyone to eat fresh vegetables because that is the best source, but we also know that not everyone will be in love with broccoli. If really needed to, give the capsule version a try. You may do so by clicking this link!


3. Garlic & Onion


Yes, the basic ingredients of almost every meal actually have a lot of benefits to our bodies. If you can consume raw garlic and onion every day, and they may reduce breast cancer by 30%. If not, sautéed them lightly and consume. But be careful not to let it be in the heat so much, or it may kill the  enzymes. If you still can’t take it, you may purchase the capsule versions or the extracted ones


4. Apples


Now this may sound like a simple solution. But eating apples daily does reduce the risk of breast cancer and it may also reduce the size of an existing tumor. A number of studies have shown that apples have been able to shrink the size of tumors in rats. Apparently the results of this come from the apple peel. So, it’s true what they say! An apple a day keeps the doctor away! However, be sure to purchase organic apples, instead of the common ones.

5. Pomegranate


Research on the super food pomegranate is considered quite new. But many studies have shown that this sweet looking fruit has more benefits than we thought. Even WebMD mentioned that, “Pomegranates may fight breast cancer”. Pomegranate is not as exotic as it is in the Western countries. As a matter of fact it was quite common for every household to have a pomegranate plant in their homes. So, what are you waiting for, Malaysian? Bulk up on those pomegranate!

If eating the fresh fruits is not an option to you, you can always go for concentrated ones!


6. Tulsi


In the backyard of almost every Indian household in Malaysia, grows a Tulsi plant. This is because the older generations know how beneficial the plant is to our body. Also known as Holy Basil, not only that, it is also very affordable and easy to grow. Most people would pluck the fresh leaves, boiled them and drink them as tea. Tulsi tea is known for the prevention and cure for breast cancer. It is also known to reduce the symptoms of PMS.

7. Walnuts

WebMD mentioned that testing and studies have shown that eating walnuts on a regular basis may cut the risk of developing breast cancer by 50%. The presence omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, such as gamma tocopherol a form of Vitamin E, melatonin and phytosterols make walnuts a cancer fighting food. Walnuts also contains a high amount of gamma tocopherol Vitamin E, which is potent in its anti-cancer activity

8. Flaxseed

The lignan content of flaxseed is the reason why so many studies have shown that flaxseeds are able to prevent breast cancer. Studies done by University of Kansas resulted that when women at high risk of breast cancer are given a teaspoon of ground flaxseed a day, there has been positive changes in the breast. Another study published by Cancer Causes and Control also found that the consumption of ground flaxseed on a daily basis may reduce the risk of breast cancer by 20 – 30 percent. And guess what? 11street is having a promo for this item!

9. Berries

Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are all the superfoods known to fight cancer. They’re packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that may prevent breast cancer. In Malaysia fresh berries are available at expats area supermarkets, or alternatively you can also get the dried ones


10. Green Tea

It is widely known that Green Tea has a lot of benefits to your body. From Japanese Green Tea to Chinese Green tea, both have the same benefits. Green tea contains catechins that not only help you to lose weight, but also help to prevent breast cancer. However, to achieve this effect, it is recommended for you to drink about 4 – 5 cups of green tea a day

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