- Scientists have studied relationship between vegetables and cancer
- Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower can prevent cells from DNA damage
- Oily fish can help to prevent the growth of cancerous tumours
Diet has been proven the significantly reduce the risk of getting cancer.
There is growing evidence that eating the right foods play an important part in helping to prevent breast cancer.
Some foods, such as oily fish, can prevent the growth of cancerous tumours, while others, such as green leafy vegetables, contain compounds that can help to fight cancer-causing hormones.
Here, Healthista look at nine key foods that can help protect you against breast cancer
Cruciferous vegetables contain a group of substances, known as glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing chemicals which cause the bitter flavour and strong scent cruciferous vegetables own.
Cauliflower, garlic, onions and cabbage are all great choices of cruciferous vegetables.
Studies and experiments have shown that these chemicals may help prevent cells from DNA damage and induce cell death which could reduce the risk of cancer.
DARK GREEN LEAFY VEGETABLES
Studies have suggested that lutein and zeaxanthin found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale could help reduce risks of breast cancer.
A meta-analysis was carried out to review the relationship between breast cancer and vegetable consumption.
BEANS AND PULSES
The Nurses Health Study found that the intake of beans and pulses such as lentils and chickpeas was associated with reduced breast cancer risk.