October is denoted as the Breast Cancer Awareness month. The history of the breast cancer awareness month dates back to 1985 as an amalgamation of the American Cancer Society and pharmaceutical division of the Imperial Chemical Industries.

A look at the list of food explicitly chosen to be beneficial for negating the risk of breast cancer includes

  1. Turmeric

The spice crop is known to have anti-cancerous and anti-carcinogenic properties. Turmeric possesses curcumin, a yellow pigmented compound which plays an active role in fighting cancerous cells.

  1. Broccoli

A vegetable similar to cauliflower, just a greener holds anti-cancerous properties. It is a cruciferous vegetable blocking the growth of cancerous cells. Some other cruciferous vegetables are cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels, kale, and sprouts.

  1. Flaxseed

A lignan seed rich in omega -3 fatty acids is efficient in preventing cancer cell growth. Soaked flaxseed is best to consume or they can be turned into tastier options like bars and incorporated in breakfast cereals.

  1. Garlic

Garlic contains oligosaccharides and an amino acid like arginine along with flavonoids as well as trace metal selenium which all club together to give the precautionary effect from cancer cell growth.

  1. Apple

The fruit that dates back to the creation of the world has been part of a common phrase that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Such is the benefit of the fruit that it gives overall protection to the body. It is supposed to reduce tumors in the mammary glands and generate cancerous cell death.

Though the cause for cancer cell formation is still ongoing, some preventive measure can be initiated by the self awareness that can, in turn, protect the coming generation from developing the deadly disease.

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