When it comes to improving your health, the best place to start is always a healthy diet. After all, you are what you eat. So in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a few tips to make sure you’re eating foods that help improve your breast health.
Cruciferous veggies are one of the most crucial components when it comes to breast health. This includes things like arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and kale, to name a few. Studies have shown that these vegetables may extend the lives of cancer survivors, in addition to helping block breast tumor growth and preventing the spread of cancer if it develops.
Seriously, any time you look into breast health foods, cruciferous veggies are going to be up at the top of that list. There’s nothing quite like eating your greens for cancer protection.
Concerned about how you’re going to work these greens into your meals? Don’t worry, Sproutz has a lot of menu options that have a focus on cruciferous veggies! Take our cauliflower pasta, for example, which is made entirely from cauliflower and lentils. Or the personal cauliflower pizza, where the crust is made of- you guessed it- cauliflower. Either of these gluten-free cauliflower options serves as a conscientious breast health substitution. Not to mention, they taste delicious.
If pizza and pasta aren’t your thing, plenty of salads at Sproutz include cruciferous veggies as well. Consider looking for a salad with a base of kale or arugula. A salad also provides the veggies in their original forms, and raw crucifers have a higher nutritional potency than their processed counterparts. The same goes for all the cruciferous veggies found in our wraps, so almost no matter what you’re eating there’s a good chance you’ll be getting a bit of helpful crucifers along with your meal.
Cold Water Fish
Cold water fish, such as salmon and herring, are also great breast health foods because they are a high source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to breast cancer prevention. There is also evidence that eating more fish can lead to a longer mortality rate because of the omega-3’s.
Salmon is also a great source of vitamin D. According to breastcancer.org, vitamin D plays a critical role in normal breast cell growth. It might even be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. Sounds like salmon is a win-win situation!
When it comes to eating salmon, Sproutz once again has you covered with their sunny salmon wrap. This wrap has baked salmon, as the name suggests, and also includes kale and arugula, so you’ve got your cruciferous veggies covered as well. Nothing quite like getting two breast health superfoods in one!
As one last breast health food, let’s talk about a good ol’ handful of blueberries. Scientists at Taipei Medical University performed studies that showed consuming these little berries can help lower the risk of breast cancer. This is because blueberries contain many phytochemicals and nutrients which show potential anti-cancer effects.
In this final stretch of the breast health journey, Sproutz has got your back. Smoothies like the acai blast and blue berry have blueberries as a key ingredient, making them packed with nutrients and delicious flavor. You can also eat the blueberries whole as part of the fruit salad.
No matter your food of choice for getting these breast health foods into your diet, October is a great month to start eating right for the sake of your breast health.