Research suggests that in order to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer, you need to increase your daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. By doing this, it can lower your risk by as much as 21 percent.
The European Journal of Cancer published an article that analyzes various studies via meta-analysis to confirm if women having diets high in fruits and vegetables did have a reduced chance of developing breast cancer. Micronutrients such as carotenoids and vitamin C, being antioxidants, are also studied in the analysis if it can protect an individual against breast cancer.
It has been noted that according to several studies done by the researchers that “eating fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of breast cancer and the more consumed, the greater the protection.” They also stated that simply eating a single serving of vegetables daily can help lower the risk of breast cancer by as much as 21 percent while a daily consumption of fruit can minimize the risk by at least 17 percent.
As was noted by Mike Adams – “the health ranger”, a food scientist and a publisher for FoodScience.com:
“What’s especially noteworthy about this research is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to lie to the American people by claiming there’s no such thing as any food or supplement that can treat, prevent or reverse cancer.”
He further stated:
“Yet day after day, we see published, peer-reviewed studies and clinical trials that offer irrefutable evidence that everyday groceries contain safe, effective, anti-cancer compounds which the FDA fails to recognize.”
“In fact, any retailer selling anti-cancer foods with accurate, science-based descriptions of their anti-cancer potential runs the risk of being criminalized, arrested and prosecuted by federal authorities for telling the truth.”
As for the study, the researchers used data ranging from 1982 to 1997 gathered from the bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical resources called MEDLINE.
After thorough investigations, based on all the information gathered and results of the meta-analysis, increasing vegetable and fruit consumption was connected to a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
While the meta-analysis was done separately for case-control and cohort studies, only the combined results are accounted for in the paper. Increasing both beta-carotene and vitamin C intake also reduces the risks in the same manner.
They specifically pointed out that, six servings of vegetables per week led to a 21% reduced risk while six servings of fruits a week was linked to a 17 percent decrease when compared to a single serving per week.
Increasing intake of vitamin C per day to a dosage of 400 milligrams (mg) reduces breast cancer risk to a whopping 23 percent compared to a dosage of 50 milligrams per day.
As for beta-carotene, increasing to 5,000 micrograms (mcg) intake per day leads to a nine percent reduced risk as compared to a daily dose of 1,000 micrograms (mcg).
Based on the detailed facts of the data extraction, it shows and confirms that people who increase their daily intake of fruits and vegetables have significantly lower chances of developing breast cancer. These facts may be also true to other types of cancer.
Here Are Some Fruits And Vegetables That Can Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Broccoli – it has anti-inflammatory properties and has abundant levels of nutrients. It is a cruciferous vegetable that is high in phytochemicals and the antioxidants indole-3-carbinol and glucoraphanin which both lowers the risk of certain types of cancer such as, gastric, breast, cervical, and prostate cancers.
Carrots – this orange vegetable contains a very high amount of beta-carotene that prevents cell damage and inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
Raw Garlic – it belongs to the allium family and has potent antioxidants like allicin that can eliminate free radicals from the body. It is also full of nutrients that strengthen your immune system. It is also considered as a natural detoxifier.
Spinach – these leafy greens are low in calories but full of vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. It has high amounts of biochemical, or flavonoids that helps absorb free radicals and flush them out of the body. It also contains a significant amount of fiber and folate, both of which are able to help prevent cancer.
Strawberries – this fruit can minimize inflammation, burn excess fat, and prevent memory loss. It can also protect your body from heart disease and it also slows down the growth of cancer cells.
Tomatoes – the lycopene in tomatoes can prevent certain cancers from forming. It can also protect you from developing cardiovascular diseases.