Breast Cancer Friendly Diet

The only way to prevent illness and treat breast cancer is by raising awareness. A balanced diet is essential for those with cancer. The foods listed below should be a part of your diet to prevent breast cancer. It is crucial to take care of your nutrition when you have breast cancer because a good diet can help us solve many of our difficulties.

Breast cancer cannot be prevented or caused by a specific food or diet. However, a person's diet can have an impact on their chance of getting breast cancer or their general wellbeing while they are living with the disease.

Leafy green vegetables: Some of the many dark leafy greens that can combat breast cancer include kale, spinach, mustard greens, and collard greens. They are rich in antioxidants that can eliminate free radicals that might cause cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables: Phytochemicals called isothiocyanates and indoles, which are found in cruciferous vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli, appear to have a preventive effect against several cancers, including breast cancer. It also stops the development and progress of cancer.

Fatty fish: Salmon, sardines, and mackerel are just a few examples of fatty fish that are known for their potent health advantages. Their selenium, antioxidant, and omega-3 fatty acid concentration may have anti-cancer properties.

Beans: Fiber, vitamins, and minerals abound in beans. Particularly, their high fibre content may aid breast cancer sufferers in maintaining their weight, which is a very difficult task for them to complete. Black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, kidney beans, and chick peas can all be eaten on a regular basis by breast cancer patients.

Allium vegetables: Allium vegetables, which include garlic, onions, and leeks, are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and organosulfur compounds. Vegetables from the allium genus can help prevent breast cancer from developing. A substance found in onions called s-allylcysteine has shown suggested to suppress cell proliferation, adhesion and invasion in breast-cancer cells. A component of garlic called allicin has the power to stop breast cancer cell lines from proliferating.

Dr. Karuna Chaturvedi
Dietetics Department
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