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Simple tips to reduce your risk of Breast Cancer

Written by Emily Fawell   Posted in:Nutrition   October 10, 2017

Simple tips to reduce your risk of Breast Cancer

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our Ealing based Nutritionist, Emily Fawell would like to share some simple tips for reducing your risk.
 

150 people are diagnosed with Breast Cancer every day, making it the most common cancer in the UK. 1 in 8 women and 1 in 870 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime and incidence rates are projected to rise by 2% in the UK between 2014 and 2035. So what simple steps can we take to ensure that we are doing our best to avoid this often deadly disease?

 

CONSUME MORE

             Phytoestrogens (soya, nuts, seeds, chickpeas, lentils, berries, apples)

             Fish especially oily fish (salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring, trout)

             Brightly coloured organic fruit and veg (aim for 8 portions a day)

             Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cress, turnips, radish, kale, brussel sprouts)

             Nuts and seeds, especially flaxseed and walnuts

 

 CONSUME LESS

             Dairy (milk, cheese, yoghurt)

             Meat

             Alcohol

             Sugar

 

AVOID

             Processed meats (sausages, hams, salamis, chorizo, bacon)

             Chemical additives (parabens, dioxins, pesticides etc)

             Storing food in plastics or aluminium

             Burnt food

             Trans and hydrogenated fats found in processed foods

 

GET MORE

             Exercise (30 minutes a day)

             Sleep

             Sun (for Vitamin D production)

             Relaxation (to lower stress hormones)

 

If you would like to find out how you can change your diet to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer call Emily Fawell, Nutritional Therapist on 07967 639347 or email Emily@bridgetohealth.co.uk or visit www.4wellpeople.co.uk



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