What can we as women do?
Updated: May 21, 2022
To reduce our chances of developing Breast Cancers?
Every fortnight..I will add two more tips to have conversations about, with our women friends, family and especially our daughters!
1. Eat mostly Plants
A recent Harvard study showed eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. The best vegetables to eat are leafy greens, carrots, tomatoes, and red peppers. These all contain high levels of carotenoids, antioxidants shown to reduce cancer risk by up to 20%. If you eat meat, stay away from heavily grilled meat, as the carcinogens from open-flame grilling can increase cancer risk. Limit the consumption of red meat and processed meat, and choose poultry and fish more often.
2. Regular Exercise
Exercise is an effective factor in preventing breast cancer. Active people are far less likely to be diagnosed with any form of cancer, according to some studies. This doesn't mean that you need to sign up for the next marathon or Ironman challenge; undertaking just 30 minutes of walking each day can have fantastic impacts on general health. Find a type of exercise that suits you, and stick to it. Move in a way you love..Dancing, yoga, swimming, biking, pickle ball, tennis, gardening....all helps