If there's one thing women looking to decrease their risk of breast cancer have been told, it's to eat healthy. Still, there are certain foods which may be more beneficial than others when it comes to the prevention of the disease.MSNBC.com
recently made a list of some of the best foods to consume, which included olive oil, green, leafy vegetables and broccoli. Also, tomatoes and fatty fish are thought to have cancer-preventing properties as well.
Also, the news source made mention of foods that women should stay away from. Sweets, grapefruit and, most importantly, red meat, should be limited.
"You don't have to give up your meat-eating ways and turn vegetarian, but do limit red meat consumption, eating no more than six ounces a month," the news source reports.
Aside from maintaining a healthy diet, there are other ways for women to lower their risk of breast cancer. Experts believe that those who participate in a regular fitness routine may significantly reduce their chances of being diagnosed with the disease.
However, women should remember that leading a healthy lifestyle can go a long way.
"Because the majority of breast cancer cases don't have a genetic link, you have to conclude that lifestyle factors, including diet, play a large role," Mary Flynn, R.D., co-author of The Pink Ribbon
Diet, told the news outlet.