Breast Cancer Fighting Foods – “Harvard scientists found that women who have higher carotenoid levels in their blood have a lower risk of breast cancer than those women with lower levels.” …
Breast Cancer Fighting Foods: Compounds in Fruit and Vegetables Found to Prevent Breast Cancer
Carrots Are Considered One Of The Best Cancer Fighting Foods
Carrots are not just good for your eye health, new research has proven they are one of the best breast cancer fighting foods as well. For years we have know that eating carrots may help fight several eye problems like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and night blindness. Carrots contain beta-carotene which, in the body, can be converted into vitamin A which is also called retinol, an essential vitamin for healthy vision. Carotenoids can also act as antioxidants.
Research has now shown that the anticancer benefits of carrots is found in the beta-carotene. In humans, there are four carotenoids: beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, gamma-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. Carotenoids can not be manufactured by the body; they must be part of the diet. Carotenoids are organic pigments that give many vegetables their vibrant colors. They are fat-soluble, which means they need dietary fats in order to be absorbed and processed by the body. Since most carotenoid-rich vegetables are low in lipids (fats), the addition of olive oil or avocados may aid your body to get the full benefit of the carotenoids.
In a recent study published in the “Journal of the National Cancer Institute”, Harvard scientists found that women who have higher carotenoid levels in their blood have a lower risk of breast cancer when compared with those women who have lower carotenoid levels.
Read more about the new research in an article by Elizabeth Renter at “Natural Society”:
We have said if we want to reduce the risk of cancer … not just breast cancer … eating a plant-based diet low in fat and animal protein may help,” said Dr. Stephanie Bernik, Lenox Hill Hospital Chief of Surgical Oncology. “This study, like others, suggests this is the case.