We all know that Mother Nature has a wonderful way of surprising us when it comes to our health and how are bodies respond to certain foods. Where Breast Cancer is concerned, there is definitely a huge influx of funds towards medical treatments and research, yet there is never focus placed on a woman’s nutrition. After all, research has shown that certain foods provide Breast Cancer survivors with the proper nutrients to surpass the difficulties associated with the disease and treatment. Collaborating with the nutrition guru Ali Al-Haddad from Kuwait Get2Fit, we present you with the ultimate Breast Cancer fighting foods.
Proven to provide the body with essential nutrients like Omega-3s, Vitamins B12 and D, Salmon also helps in regulating cell growth and cancer prevention. Research has further shown that specific types of Vitamin B12 aid in cancer treatment.
Broccoli and fellow sprouts
A characteristic of all cruciferous vegetables is a richness in sulforophane and indoles—effective in regulating cell growth in various ways to not only help fight Breast Cancer, but other ranges of the same disease like Lung, Bladder, Prostate Cancer and Lymphoma.
A recent study has shown flaxseeds as a natural cure for various ailments. Whether you buy it in the form of a whole seed, ground, or oil, the composition of flaxseed depicts a protective barrier against free radicals or cancer cells responsible for the creation of Breast Cancer. This all comes down to the rich Omega-3s, fibers, and lignans found in flaxseeds.
My grandmother used to say that garlic is nature’s version of modern-day antibiotics, and she couldn’t have been more accurate. Containing a cancer-busting compound called allium, also present in all the members of onion-garlic alliance such as leeks, scallions, and chives, allium has shown to slow down tumor growth and prevent Breast Cancer and other forms of cancer.
Containing polyphenol, a type of ellagic acid known for its anti-oxidizing properties that effectively prevent cancer growth, pomegranates make for a delicious treat in sweet or savory dishes.
Even in the smallest quantities, Brazil nuts are known to fight diseases attacking the immune system, help in reducing inflammation, as well as minimizing tumor growth. Why? Brazil nuts happen to be extremely rich in selenium, fibers, and other phytochemicals.
Dark-green leafy vegetables
With the powerful combination of fiber, Vitamin B, chlorophyll and phytochemicals, anything dark and green is basically a mean cancer-cell fighting machine. Consider spinach, collards, kale, swiss chard and any dark-green leafy vegetable.
Also a powerful anti-oxidant, drinking green tea on a regular basis serves as a dual agent: detoxifying the body from harmful free-radicals as well as serving as a Breast Cancer preventative.
Whether you choose a specific type, or decide to introduce the complete variety of peppers into your diet- your body will be in for a healthy treat. The spicier types, such as chilis or jalapenos are potent with capsaicin that actually combats the growth rate of cancer cells, whereas green peppers are known to bind cancer-inducing carcinogens found in the gut.
For more information on nutrition, and how it can help you live a better and longer life, you can contact Kuwait’s GET2FIT. You can also check out @GET2FIT on Instagram. The GET2FIT Clinic is located on the first floor of Shaymaa Tower in Kuwait City. Please call 9718 8033 and 5571 0033.