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8 Foods That Will Help You Fight Breast Cancer Slideshow

8 Foods That Will Help You Fight Breast Cancer Slideshow

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are ones that belong to the mustard family, and include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and kale. Scott explains that these vegetables help prevent precancerous cells from becoming malignant tumors, and they also debilitate the development of blood vessel systems that support tumor growth and survival. They also contain nutrients such as antioxidants, sulforaphane, and indole-3-carbinol that are helpful in converting unhealthy estrogens into healthy ones.

Berries

Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and goji berries contain antioxidants that help eliminate carcinogens from the body, explains Scott. They also hinder the cancer cells' ability to continue to grow into their own blood vessel systems and are helpful in getting them to self-destruct.

Sea Vegetables

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Scott also informed us of the benefits of eating sea vegetables, such as seaweed and kombu, because they offer a broad range of minerals that support our health. With their 56 essential and trace minerals, they slow cancer growth and encourage cancer-cell death. They’re also great for stimulating the immune system and support the growth of white blood cells, which are essential in rejecting tumors and virally infected cells.

Omega-3-Rich Foods

Scott tells us that certain studies have said that omega-3-rich foods such as walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and fatty fish, are great for supporting breast health. They also reduce inflammation, which is often the cause of cancer cell growth and can damage healthy tissues.

Green Tea

Green tea is rich in an antioxidant called catechin, explains Scott. Catechin finds free radicals throughout the body that are harmful to DNA and cause cancer, and they reduce the growth of new blood vessels that are required for tumors to grow.

Turmeric

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Aside from being incredibly flavorful, turmeric also contains an anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin, which inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Scott’s cooking tip for turmeric is to add a little black pepper to the dish it's in, as it aids the body in absorption of the compound.

Garlic

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This member of the Allium family protects the body’s cells from carcinogens and disrupts the metabolism of tumor cells. Other relatives of garlic such as onions, shallots, leeks, and chives, are also high in sulfur-containing phytochemicals and should not be overlooked, says Scott.

Whole Grains

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Whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, oats, and millet are great for fighting cancer because they’re complex carbohydrates that are a great source of fiber. Scott explains that research has shown that a low fiber intake ups the risk for breast cancer, so whole grains are a great source for bulking up.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.


Nutritionist Shares Recipes For Your Breast Health Journey

When they become moms, women often realize how important nutrition is to the body — both their own bodies and their babies. Even women who never worried about their own health before begin to check ingredients to make sure that they get the proper amount of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, calcium, and other important nutrients, so that their little ones will grow. And later, they stress over balanced meals for their kids. Moms know that nutrition is important in growing strong, but most aren't aware that certain foods can also help with other health issues, including fighting cancer.

One nutritionist and activist has made it her mission to help women fight breast cancer through the food that they eat, and she's sharing her recipes on Instagram.

Rachel Beller, cookbook author and founder of nutrition company, is a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society, according to BellerNutrition.com. As a former researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Rachel has done the work to figure out the best foods to build immunity, reduce inflammation, and prevent breast cancer, and her food looks pretty tasty too.

Rachel kicked of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by appearing on Good Morning America and give advice about how women can use nutrition to keep their bodies healthy against cancer. She shared a recipe for a power breakfast of yogurt crunch parfait, powered with basil seeds that are good for breast and gut health.

For later in the day, Rachel recommends that women get mushrooms on their plates because they reduce the production of estrogen and have prebiotic and immunity properties. For a snack, she shared a three-ingredient energy bite recipe with dates, walnuts, and healthy spices including cinnamon cacao, and turmeric.