Being that we are the most reputable contract food services company in Atlanta, we though we’d share a few tips about breast cancer, given that October is breast cancer awareness month. While there is nothing to-date that can completely guarantee someone will not develop breast cancer, there are some things you can do as a precaution.
First, avoid smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Smoking is linked with many types of cancer; however, it can be a precursor in women who are pre-menopausal. Overall, you’ll be much healthier if you don’t pick up the tobacco habit – or drop it, if you’re already a smoker. Additionally, drinking alcohol in excess may increase the risk of developing the deadly disease. If you do drink, keep it to one drink a day or less.
Exercise! No, you don’t have to go to the gym and work out as if you were training for a triathlon; however, it is important to get at least 3 hours of exercise each week to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The reason staying physically active is so important is that it helps you maintain a healthy weight – vital to reduce many health risks. Exercise 20 to 30 minutes five or six days a week, which is easy for most people to fit into their schedules.
Do the foods you eat play a role in fighting cancer? Absolutely! Plant-based foods contain phytonutrients and other compounds that help reduce the risk of cancer. These include fruits and vegetables such as berries, broccoli, garlic, tomatoes, walnuts, and beans such as pinto, white, red, or other legumes.
What foods should you avoid in order to reduce the risk of breast cancer? Animal fats such as butter, cheese, and meat containing high amounts of saturated fats. Instead, choose chicken, fish, beans, low-fat dairy options, and other foods low in saturated fats.
What you put into your body absolutely makes a difference in whether you are at an increased risk for breast cancer!
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