Meal Plan: Breast Cancer

These menus are for women who are serious about taking preventative steps to lower their risk for breast cancer. These menus are high in fiber and whole-grains, which may help to fight breast cancer by lowering levels of estrogen in the body. They also are predominantly plant-based; are low in saturated fats yet moderate in unsaturated fats (the healthy fats); rich in calcium and moderate in sugar and sodium include good sources of unsaturated fats, specifically monounsaturated fats and Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish, flaxseed, and nuts, which also may help fight breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Templates are jam-packed with foods that contain phytochemicals, which may have a preventative effect against certain diseases including breast cancer. Phytochemicals include indoles in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, polyphenols present in green or black tea, lycopene in red colored produce, beta-carotene in orange and yellow produce and isoflavones in legumes such as soybeans. The foods contained in these menus increase your intake of not only phytochemicals but also antioxidants, which also can help to protect you from certain health problems such as breast cancer.

 

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