There are a wide variety of foods to eat to help reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Equally important is engaging in a regular exercise regimen, maintaining a healthy body weight, and building a stronger immune system. It is important for our bodies to be in a balanced alkaline-acidic environment. Natural food health experts recommend 80% alkaline and only 20% acidic. When your body is more alkaline, it's in a healthier state. Why? Because, breast cancer or any form of cancer... and other diseases can thrive in an acidic body. It gets a bit complicated when you talk about foods that are alkaline or acidic, because there are foods that are alkaline, but when consumed they become acidic. Good foods that turn into "bad" foods when eaten should be included in your 20% acidic portion of your diet. Foods to help maintain an alkaline body: Almonds It's high in fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin E and antioxidants. It helps prevent osteoporosis and … [Read more...]
6 Common Ingredients in Food that Can Cause Breast Cancer
Are the foods we eat causing more breast cancer development in women? Why do some women get breast cancer and some don't? There are some truths to it if you have a family history that you're more susceptible, but we know that is not always the case. Back in the 1960s, 1 in 20 women was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fast forward to today and 1 in 8 will develop breast cancer and that's alarming statistic. A lot has to do with how foods are grown and processed today. Foods are injected with growth hormones so they'll produce quicker to feed the rise of a fast growing population. What are these foods we should be avoiding? They are not necessarily foods, but ingredients found in many foods we eat daily. To know what you're eating, you have to get in the habit of reading labels and educating yourself through various health news outlets. You can't rely on mainstream media or the FDA to provide you with information you should be seeking for yourself. Think about why 1 in 8 women … [Read more...]
Blueberries may be small, but health benefits are HUGE!
Blueberries are adorable and delicious little fruits that have a LOT more to offer than flavor. These round little delights also pack a powerful nutritional punch! Read on for some interesting facts about blueberries and health benefits. Oh, and a couple yummy recipes too! Note: For the MOST power in your blueberry, go for the WILD blueberry. What are the health benefits of blueberries? Blueberries are a great source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, phenolics, and flavonoids. Blueberries are very low in fat and sodium. Blueberries have nutrients like potassium and iron, as well as being a an excellent source of Vitamin C. A 1/2 cup of blueberries equals the amount of fiber in a slice of whole wheat bread. Eating blueberries may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Including, colon and ovarian. Blueberries have anti-aging properties...even REVERSAL affects! Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. They help neutralize free radicals which … [Read more...]