Breast Cancer Prevention Diet

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Unfortunately, there is no absolute scientific proof that a specific diet will help prevent breast cancer. While diet is still being studied as a risk factor for the development of breast cancer, following good nutrition habits can’t hurt in maintaining one’s overall health.

With regards to diet, the American Cancer Society recommends that people eat a healthy diet, with an emphasis on plant sources and to:

Eat in Moderation: Choose foods and beverages in amounts that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This means paying close attention to serving sizes and the amount of calories in certain dishes.

Follow Five-A-Day: Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetable each and every day. Fruits and vegetable should be part of every meal and considered for snacks throughout the day.

White Versus Wheat: Choose whole grains such as whole grain rice, bread, cereals and pasta over processed grains. For example, whole grain versions of pasta and rice are much healthier than their plain white counterparts.

Where’s the Beef?: Limit intake of red meats such as beef, pork or lamb. However, when choosing to eat meat, it is important to choose lean cuts and smaller portions. Healthier options include fish, chicken or beans.

Cheers!: Limit drinking alcoholic beverages to one per day for women or two per day for men.

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