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Originally posted at Back to the Basics!

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month. 

What you may not know is there are many foods that fight cancer.

Vegetables are a great start to fight cancer-causing cells. 

From Beating Cancer with Nutrition:

-Beetroot

-Broccoli
-Tomatoes
-Carrots
-Garlic
-Red Onions

 

"A recent study from the National Cancer Institute found that individuals who ate the most allium vegetables (red onions, scallions, garlic, chives and leeks) had a nearly 50 percent lower cancer risk than those who ate the least. Some laboratory studies have shown that the natural substances in these vegetables have anti-tumor effects. Other studies link the vegetables with a lower risk of cancer of the colon, stomach, prostate, esophagus, breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus)."

Organic forms of selenium, a trace mineral in plants and grain-fed animal protein, may guard against breast cancer by normalizing the body's circadian rhythms (the internal clock that regulates how many estrogen receptors -- often linked to the disease -- your cells produce). Get your beneficial daily dose, 55 micrograms, with the selenium-rich foods here and double down on their other health perks.
Other sources of cancer-fighting foods are:
Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup: 11 micrograms selenium
Also contains:
Calcium: strengthens bones
Portobello Mushroom
1 cup, grilled and sliced: 27 micrograms selenium
Also contains:
Potassium: regulates heart function

Next, I'll share foods to eliminate in order to beat cancer! (part 2)

 

*Before I forget, the Mary's Salsa Garden Pack seed Giveaway starts this week!  
October 4th at 6am through October 12th at Midnight.*
The Mary's Salsa Pack includes one seed packet of the following:
-Ace 55 Tomato
-Jalapeno Pepper
-Anaheim Pepper
-Red Burgundy Onion
-Cilantro
*All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated, non-hybrid, heirloom Seeds.  For more information, go to Mary's Heirloom Seeds and read about why I chose to grow only heirloom seeds.*

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Comment by Cornelia on October 18, 2012 at 11:39am

Very interesting stuff, Marianne. I've been reading a lot about turmeric's cancer-fighting properties, too. Here's an article about it.

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