Although September is almost over, the Chiropractors at AICA College Park are still celebrating National Women’s Health & Fitness Awareness by offering preventative support around conditions that primarily affect females throughout Atlanta.
Today, we decided to discuss breast cancer prevention.
Breast Cancer Prevention
One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer within the United States, causing over 40,000 deaths each year.
Although medical experts are aware of some factors that contribute to breast cancer, The National Institute of Health has offered some reports that connect breast cancer with personal diet.
Knowing this information allows you to take control over your health by avoiding particular types of food that contribute to the development and growth of cancerous cells.
Medical research shows that while diets that are high in whole grains, fiber, and plant-based proteins can lower your risk of developing all forms of cancer, there are specific food groups that are especially beneficial for women when it comes to breast cancer prevention.
Consider the following nutritional recommendations and make sure to schedule a consultation with AICA College Park to learn more about breast cancer prevention and general wellness.
Make Sure to Consume Plenty of Fiber
Medical studies show that consuming plenty of rich fiber foods can help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. This result is particularly noticed in patients who consume whole grains and wheat bran.
Eating nuts, beans, and green vegetables are also helpful and necessary to include in your daily diet.
Many foods that are high in fiber also happen to contain other cancer-fighting nutrients, such as berries and spices.
Substitute Red Meat with Salmon or Other Fatty Fish
The British Medical Journal conducted a study that found that women who maintained diets that were high in Omega-3 fatty oils were 18 percent less likely to develop breast cancer compared to women who only consumed red meat.
While there are many types of fish that contain cancer-fighting agents, salmon has the highest concentration of useful sources, including Vitamin D.
Broccoli Is Your Friend
A study conducted by the University of Michigan showed that the nutrient sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli, prevents the growth of breast cancer stem cells.
Medical experts recommend at least one cup of broccoli three to fives times per week to maximize their benefit.
Coffee Is Great
Drinking too much coffee can lead to some adverse effects on your body. However, having a cup or two of coffee each day does help prevent certain types of breast cancer from developing.
Alcohol Should Be Avoided
Plenty of studies demonstrates a direct link between the consumption of alcohol and the risk of developing particular types of breast cancer.
Even when consumed in moderation, women who have at least three alcoholic beverages per week are 15 percent more likely to develop breast cancer. It is important to note that consuming more than three alcoholic drinks each week only raises your chances.
Schedule A Consultation with AICA College Park to Learn More
Although you can never eliminate the risk of developing breast cancer, you can take preventative measures that put you in the best possible position to live a long, healthy life.
Maintaining a healthy diet that is full of healthy fats, vegetables, and fiber is something that every woman can follow through with.
By scheduling a consultation with our Chiropractors, you can learn what other types of measures you can take, such as specific exercise routines and Chiropractic Adjustments that help remove interferences throughout your internal systems.
Call us today at (404) 592-0319 or fill out our online submission form to meet with us this week.