ABC News recently took a look at 5 foods that some doctors say may help prevent and treat breast cancer. Among them are mushrooms, sweet potatoes, salmon, tea, and pomegranates. At EuroMed Foundation, nutrition plays a prominent role in our holistic approach to cancer treatment and prevention.
We were glad to see this ABC story spreading the word about the benefits of making healthy food choices, especially when it comes to such a widespread disease as breast cancer. Research has shown that foods packed with carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals help the body repair cells and regulate hormones, possibly leading to a decreased risk of cancer.
At EuroMed, we also give our patients tips on which foods to avoid, with processed food being the main target. Foods laced with additives, preservatives, hormones, and steroids add toxins, pesticides, and carcinogens to our bodies. People should avoid grain-fed meat treated with antibiotics, artificial colorings, sugars, preservatives, and vegetable oils. “Bad fats” and fried foods are also best avoided, as well as foods with high levels of sugar.
Instead, go organic, and choose foods that support your body’s ability to repair and regenerate. Grass-fed meats and local, organic fruits and vegetables that are grown with natural pesticides are best.
Dietary changes can go a long way in cancer prevention and treatment because they help strengthen your body and improve its ability to heal itself. Eating well is a good idea for everyone regardless of cancer risk.