Checklist To Prevent Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer AwarenessAlthough 10% of breast cancer are hereditary, lifestyle has a huge impact on the disease.

“It’s important for people to understand that factors such as diet and exercise can increase the risk of breast cancer,” says Dr Michelle Harvie, a leading research dietitian with the South Manchester University Hospital, UK.

In her book, Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Diet – an evidence-based breast cancer prevention guide – Harvie details how and why certain lifestyle choices can help prevent breast cancer.

Harvie’s 10 key points of the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Program are:

  1. Step on the weighing scale! Watch your weight and calorie intake. Shed some kilos if you are overweight (we recommend the all organic and natural weight loss by Proactol)
  2. Sweat it out! Exercise more – include at least three hours of exercise per week (five 35 to 45 minute sessions per week)
  3. Go slow on the moonshine! Limit your alcohol intake. Each drink you take on a daily basis increases your breast cancer risk by seven percent.
  4. Color it up! Eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruits of all colors. Aim for five portions a day.
  5. Trim it! Limit intake of saturated and trans fats by cutting down on fatty meat, high-fat dairy products, cakes, biscuits, crisps and many margarines. (If you must take these food, take Proactol after your meal. Proactol will bind 28% of your dietary fat intake.)
  6. Not all fat is bad – load up on oily fish, avocado, rapeseed, walnut and olive oils.
  7. Fish it out! Fish is high in vitamin D, A and omega 3 fats.
  8. Include low-fat dairy products like yogurt, low-fat milk and cottage cheese. These foods are also high in calcium and vitamin D.
  9. Eat more whole grain and less refined, starchy foods. Whole grains promote hormones in the body and boost intake of selenium and vitamin E.
  10. Tone down on well-done barbecues meats. Evidence is growing that the charred bits contribute to the risk of cancer.
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Ninety percent of cases of breast cancer are linked to lifestyle. By making the right choices, you can cut down the risk of developing breast cancer.

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  1. edward says:

    Nice blog. Very informative. Congrats for being nominated.
    I am looking forward to be nominated too.
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