Inflammation creates a perfect environment for cancer.
What we put in our body influences this process; diet and nutrition play a significant role in reducing cancer risks, especially for those who have a family history of the disease.
Healthy fats help keep inflammation in check – all women should include monounsaturated and omega-3 fats in their diet to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.
Extra virgin olive oil (high in monounsaturated fat), and freshly ground flaxseed and oily fish such as wild Alaskan salmon and sardines, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Also, cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, bok choy and cauliflower contain beneficial and cancer-protective phytonutrients.