Friday, September 6, 2013

12 Foods That Prevent Breast Cancer

Curry can help prevent breast cancer.
Curry can help prevent breast cancer.
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Did you know that what you eat influences your health? Of course you did! What kind of a silly question is that, anyway?

It’s a question I’m inclined to ask because, well, we don’t always eat the best foods. We know that our bodies depend on the food we eat to stay up and running. We know that some foods can contribute to cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes… you name it. We’re told over and over that we shouldn’t eat certain foods, but let’s face it—some junk food is incredibly seductive.

It’s time for a new plan. When I was a teacher, we learned about different types of discipline. One type involved negative reinforcement (you take something away) and another involved positive reinforcement (you give something). I’m a big fan of positive reinforcement, because it’s guilt-free.

Instead of making ourselves feel oh-so-bad about the nasty food we eat once in a while, why not try patting ourselves on the back—or in this case, boobs—for eating something that’s great for us. Ladies, I hope you’re listening, because here are twelve (delicious) foods that can help prevent breast cancer:
Eat some naturally orange food! It's good for you!
Eat some naturally orange food! It's good for you!
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  1. Curry
  2. Broccoli
  3. Garlic
  4. Apples
  5. Pomegranates
  6. Walnuts
  7. Fish
  8. Flaxseed
  9. Soybeans
  10. Orange fruits and vegetables
  11. Berries
  12. Green Tea 
I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited to see that I love all of those foods. I want to try something—but I need your help. I really want to post some wonderful healthy recipes using these ingredients. So here’s my request: pick your favorite ingredient on the list and then e-mail me a delicious recipe to use it in.

I’ll pick my favorite recipes from those submitted, and post them on my blog in the coming weeks. I’ll of course provide author attribution as long as you provide your information. Ready? Set! Let the good recipes roll!