You’ve survived breast cancer. Congratulations!
But don’t kick back and relax just yet. Because this is a sneaky disease that’s always looking for a way back in.
Just when you think your battle is over and you’re in the clear, you could get the alarming news that cancer has returned for an encore.
And you know a second round with the disease might not end in a win like the first time around.
But new research offers an easy way to take out a little insurance policy against breast cancer coming back. A simple way to add an extra dash of protection against the disease.
And it begins in your kitchen with your choice of a daily snack.
Snacking secret could help keep cancer away
Breast cancer kills some 45,000 American women every year. But surviving it is just the first part of the battle.
Because winning your fight against this disease is an absolutely draining experience. It can leave you feeling exhausted, weak, absent-minded, and even struggling with a form of PTSD.
So anything you can do to reduce your risk of ever having to face that ordeal again is worth considering. That’s what makes this study so important.
Because the new research reveals how one ridiculously simple habit could reduce your odds of a second-round with this form of cancer. And all you’ve got to do is snack on some nuts.
It turns out breast cancer survivors who eat nuts with any regularity appear to have a lower risk of battling the disease again. Plus, they have a lower risk of dying from dying if it does return.
The study even finds a “dose-response” relationship. In plain talk, that means the more nuts you eat, the lower your risk becomes for the disease coming back.
Nuts are a top source of disease-fighting antioxidants as well as healthy minerals and essential fatty acids. And studies consistently show they can help protect against cancer, heart disease, and more.
But to reduce your risk for a potential return of breast cancer, don’t stop there. While you’re in the kitchen, grab two more protective foods.
2 MORE foods to help block cancer’s return
There are two other simple anti-cancer additions you can add to your daily menu. They’re safe, delicious, and pack dozens of health benefits.
More importantly, like nuts, they’re also proven to potentially help prevent a return of the disease.
Research has found that green tea could help stop cancer from developing in the first place. And if you’ve already done battle with the disease, this delicious tea could help build a barrier against it returning.
One compound, in particular, EGCG, has helped stop the growth of cancer cells, including breast cancer cells, in lab experiments. As a result, studies have found drinking green tea can cut the risk of cancer recurrence by between 19 percent and 27 percent.
Most research finds you need to drink three or more cups a day to get the full benefit.
The most common cruciferous veggies are broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. And they’re all loaded with powerful cancer-fighting nutrients.
But broccoli, in particular, contains the highest levels of a compound called sulforaphane. And experts say sulforaphane may be especially effective against breast cancer.
One study found eating more cruciferous veggies in the three years after a breast cancer diagnosis cut the risk of:
- death from the disease
- breast cancer recurrence
Cruciferous veggies are also natural detoxifiers that can help support your brain too. Which gives you another good reason to roast up some Brussels sprouts and broccoli for the holidays and beyond.
Plus, for even more cancer-fighting menu tips, check out my earlier report Top 6 cancer-fighting foods to buy at the grocery store TODAY.