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Happy National Breast Health Month! Yes, I know that's not what it's called, but as I've mentioned before, I would rather the focus be on working towards health, rather than fighting against disease. For today's TT I once again offer 13 Ways To Keep Breasts Healthy Right At The Grocery Store. 


13 Foods For Breast Health 

1. Whole-grain carbs like Oat Bran cereal add insoluble fiber that absorbs excess estrogen and carries it out of the body.

2. Half a grapefruit has vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid believed to sweep carcinogens out of the body.

3. Papaya has vitamin C that works as an antioxidant and may reduce absorption of nitrosamines from the soil or processed foods. It also contains folic acid which is shown to minimize cervical dysplasia and prevent neural tube defects.

4. Raspberries contain vitamins, minerals, plant compounds and antioxidants known as anthocyanins that act as a protectorant.

Lunch & Dinner
5. Beans are a great source of fiber and phytonutrients and can be easily added to pasta, soups and salads that could contain...

6. Spinach with its two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin.

7. Mushrooms such as shiitake and maitake among others contain the protein lectin which attacks unhealthy celss and prevents them from multiplying.

8. Broccoli contain indole-3-carbinol and the sprouts have phytochemical sulforaphane. If you don't like it plain, a serving of low fat melted cheese can make it into a treat. But a better dressing could be made with...

9. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a great source of monounsaturated fats that have been linked to keeping breast healthy. Garnish with...

10. Nuts containing the antioxidants quercetin and campferol that suppress unhealthy growths. Brazil nuts contain 80 micrograms of selenium that also protects the prostate.

11. Flax, which works both sprinkled over cereal and salads, contains lignans which may have an antioxidant effect and block or suppress cancerous changes. It's high in omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart and colon as well.

12. Turmeric can season quite well, a little going a long way. A member of the ginger family, Tumeric is sites as an aromatase inhibitor which lowers estrogen in post-menopausal women. It also decreases inflammation.

13. Red Grape Juice contains bioflavonoids and polyphenols which helps neutralize free radicals.

Detailed List from  ABC News

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Oct. 13th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC)
I was surpised to find that I eat quite a few of these on a regualr basis and enjoy them. A vegetarian diet must help.

Oct. 13th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
I guess it's a good thing then that I love all of these foods (well, except for Flax which kills my stomach). Wonderful post, Xakara, and great advice! Happy Thursday!

Stephanie Adkins
Oct. 13th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
healthy food and tasty, too!
I'm lucky, like Shelley, that I eat many of these things on a regular basis.

Now, if I could just eat a little *less*, I'd be even better off, I suppose. ;)

Happy TT!
Caridad Pineiro
Oct. 13th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
Let's Save the Tatas!
Totally great post. Thanks for sharing.
Oct. 13th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
From the Gal Herself at One Gal's Musings
My doctor told me last year that flax is a super food for heart/digestive health, but I didn't know it was important for my breasts, too. Great information. Thank you.
Adelle Laudan
Oct. 13th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Great list. I really need to eat more healthy.
Happy T13!
Oct. 13th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
My massage therapist is certified in breast massage. She swears it helps keep the tissue healthy.
CountryDew @ Blue Country Magic
Oct. 13th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Alice Audrey
I love a worthy cause that has me eating well.
Oct. 13th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I do enjoy at least half of these items, particularly spinach, Broccoli, papaya, raspberries and green beans. It's interesting you mention turmeric. I don't think I'd ever heard of it, and then ABC World News mentioned it last night in a report on preventing altzheimer's.
Oct. 13th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
So many appetizing ways to be healthy. I love my morning eggs and stoneground sesame see bagel.
Janice Seagraves
Oct. 13th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thursday's thirteen
Great list. I think I eat most of the last third of your list. I cook with olive oil and eat a handful of nuts almost daily.

Oct. 14th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
Re: Thursday's thirteen
How wonderful to find that I already eat most of these foods. Thanks for the list!
angel Graham
Oct. 14th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
I actually eat quite a few of those. Didn't realize they were good for tata health. Thank you.
Oct. 14th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
I love just about everything on that list! Flax seed is really the only thing that sets off my ick-meter, but I've only tried it on cereal. I'll have to try it on a salad.

(Robin L. Rotham)
Oct. 14th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
I've started Weight Watchers and a lot of these foods have been added to my diet! Awesome TT.
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