4 Helpful Nutrients to Help Breast Cancer Patients

Scientists are eagerly studying certain foods and nutrients for their potential to thwart this deadly disease. Here are a few promising candidates.

1. Fiber

What it does? Changes pre-menopausal hormone levels to reduce tumor growth.
Food source - wheat bran, whole-wheat, bread

2. Isothiocyanates

What it does? Stimulate enzymes in the body to block tumor-causing steroid hormones
Food source - cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts

3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

What it does? Compete with omega-6 fatty acids for enzymes to block tumor growth and make cancer-fighting by products.
Food source - salmon, trout, sardines, light tuna, flaxseed

4. Phytoestrogens

What it does? Work like human hormones to surpress tumor growth.
Food source - soy beans soy milk, tofu

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