Foods That Could Help Fight Breast Cancer

Antioxidants Foods That Could Help Fight Breast CancerBreast Health
            It is projected that one in every eight women runs the risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.  There are multiple elements that take part in a woman’s risk such as lifestyle, hereditary and dietary factors.  “Breast cancer can be prevented as well as controlled by taking on healthy habits like reducing alcohol consumption, controlling weight, breast feeding, avoiding exposure to polluting and radical elements as well as following a healthy diet plan,” according to www.myhealthtips.com.  There are various “super” foods that can supposedly help fight breast cancer. 

Spinach: It’s enriched with numerous components, including carotenoids and zeaxanthin, which aid in removing unstable molecules from your body. 
Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain many beneficial properties.  Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, allegedly helps prevent breast cancer development. 
Salmon: The different types of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutritional components found in salmon supposedly help prolong the growth of cancerous tumors.
Garlic: Sulfur compounds found in garlic can aid in accelerating the repair of DNA. 
Pomegranate Juice: One of the components in pomegranate juice is polyphenol, a form of ellagic acid that is known for its antioxidant attributes, which can allegedly hamper the emergence of cancer cells.

            Dr. Shaw performs many different types of breast procedures and revisions.  If you would like more information or to schedule a consultation, contact the SHAW Center at (480) 767-1900.