No. 3: Blueberries
Blueberries are not only sweet and turn your tongue blue, they are a good source of resveratrol (found mostly on the skin of the blueberry), which is known to increase the effects of radiation against breast cancer.
They are also a great source of anthocyanins, which reduce the increase of breast cancer cells. A City of Hope study published in the October 2011 issue of The Journal Of Nutrition found that blueberries may also control tumor growth by 60 to 75 percent.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants and have been shown to work more effectively when drinking milk after protein is consumed an hour or two beforehand.
Dietary experts recommended to eat blueberries three to four times per week. A half a cup of blueberries contains more antioxidants than any other berry. They are also packed with a ton of Vitamin C and can be eaten with cereal, yogurt, in smoothies or even alone.
It's not bad to feel like Violet Beauregarde.
Before we continue, care for a spot of tea, dear? ...
No. 2: Green Tea
Green tea is a popular drink to calm the mind, engage in good conversation with friends and can even help prevent breast cancer.
It contains cathechins, which stops the growth of cancer cells and reduces the size of cancerous tumors. Green tea also contains the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which helps the body's cells from becoming damaged and aging prematurely.
Studies have shown that survival rate for breast cancer tripled for women who drank three or more cups of tea a day. For example, one study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention found that women who did this were 37 percent less likely to develop breast cancer compared to women who didn't drink green tea.
Studies have also found that increased consumption of green tea was correlated with decreased the recurrence of stages I and II breast cancer.
Green tea is also full of Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and Vitamin K and can be absorbed anytime throughout the day.
Last up, it's time for some dry oil ...
No. 1: Flaxseed
Flaxseed may not seem like an appealing food, but studies have found that the seeds reduce movement of breast cancer cells and prevent them from sticking to one another.
Flaxseed contains lignans, a plant based estrogen, and omega-3 fatty acids. When a weak estrogen-like substance takes the place of the body's natural estrogen in a breast cell's estrogen receptor, then the weak substance can act as an anti-estrogen.
Eating flaxseed can reduce the risk of getting breast cancer by 40 percent, according to a recent study out of the German Cancer Research Centre. If the seeds are ground up, your body has an easier time getting to the lignans. Flaxseeds also contain Vitamin B-1, Vitamin B-2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and are an excellent source of fiber.