Friday, April 9, 2010

Preventing Breast Cancer - Foods to Avoid

I like to read articles that are quick and to the point.  With all the information about what foods to eat and what to avoid it can get overwhelming to know what to do.  Remember food should be food.  If there is a list of ingredients on the package that you cannot pronounce and that your grandmother would not's probably not real food.

Here are some dietary habits to avoid, as they may increase the risk of breast cancer(from
  1. Eating too much fat. Keep your dietary fat content low - below 25 percent of your daily calories is ideal.
  2. Consuming animal fats, polyunsaturated fats (including many vegetable oils), and hydrogenated oils (margarine, and vegetable shortenings) can all increase cancer risks. Minimize consumption of all.
  3. Drinking alcohol. Even in modest amounts, alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
  4. A daily intake of conventionally raised meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products. Replace with organic, hormone-free versions and use sparingly.

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