Breast Cancer Prevention and Your Diet: How Your Choices Can Affect Your Risk

It was only when I hit my mid-20s when I started to actively integrate veggies into my life. I had just lost my mother to breast cancer then and I was determined to fight my genes by acquiring a healthier diet and incorporating exercise into my daily schedule.

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A study, termed as the world’s biggest when it came to studying survivorship, stated that women who have won over breast cancer have a much better chance of long term survival if they stick to a mostly plant based diet. This study included a review of over 80 other research studies that involved 165,000 breast cancer survivors.

Does this mean that survivors must forsake all other food except veggies and grains?

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According to Dr. Rachel Thompson of the World Cancer Research Fund, you only have to make sure that 2/3 of every meal is made up of fruits, veggies and whole grains. The rest of the meal can contain a form of meat or fish. Don’t worry…they also said that it’s okay to treat yourself to a steak or cheese burger once in a while – just as long as you keep most of your food choices healthy. Also, stay away from processed foods and those high in saturated fat such as sausages, bacon and pastries.

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Finding a cure to breast cancer may still be in the distant future, but making  smarter choices in the food that we eat today may have a great impact on your health in the future..


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