Nutritional foods for prevention of breast cancer

“Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. This is because breast cancer don't cause any pain or discomfort until they reach advanced stages, where treatment becomes a little complicated"

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women worldwide. Fortunately, today we have got the cure for this disease but still, breast cancer is one of the biggest problems in our country. This is because 50% of women get to know about it when it has reached the 3rd or 4th stage. After reaching these stages, treatment becomes difficult. It is very important for all women that they recognize its symptoms in time. 

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

Lump – It is the most visible sign of breast cancer. Generally, lump forms in the breast or underarms. It can be painless or may not cause any discomfort.

Change in shape of nipple – Nipple gets inverted or reversed. The size of the nipple also changes, one can feel itching.

Nipple discharge – The discharge can be of different colors like red, yellow, or green.

Change in skin pattern – The skin around the nipple gets changed as if it is sunburned. 

Some can experience itching with irritation.

Pain in breast

Redness around the breast

Swelling around the breast

Change in breast appearance

Here are some of the foods by which the multiplication of cells can be avoided in the body. Superfoods that are rich in antioxidants and can stop the growth of cancerous cells.

Green leafy vegetables – Green leafy vegetables are very much beneficial for our body because they contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber in high amounts. Along with this, these vegetables also contain a unique element called sulforaphane which has anticancer properties that reduce the risk of cancer. You should include spinach, coriander leaves, fenugreek leaf, and broccoli in your day-to-day food.

Green tea - If you want to avoid breast cancer then start drinking green tea. It contains a very good element called theanine that sets the mood and keeps it stress-free. Apart from this, the antioxidants present in green tea reduces the risk of cancer in your body. Green tea also comprises EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) which is known to kill breast cancer.

Onion and garlic – These are powerful antioxidants. They also have some properties of anticancer. Onion and garlic are considered among some of the healthiest foods in the world as it shows antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects also. Thus we can save our body from hundreds of diseases just by consuming them.

White mushrooms – Mushrooms are very healthy. It is widely used in all parts of the world. Some varieties of mushrooms are very expensive and are sold at a very high price like lakhs of rupees per kilogram. It is very advantageous for women. Its consumption helps in preventing cancer, it stops the growth of tumors. As per the studies, this contains an element that stops the estrogen synthase enzyme which further slows the growth of a tumor.

Walnuts – Consuming walnuts is good for women's health. On one hand, it reduces heart diseases due to the presence of omega 3 acids, on other hand, it minimizes the risk for cancer. Apart from this it also reduces the level of cholesterol. It also contains sitosterol which hampers the growth of cancers and tumors.

 

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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