The best medicine isn’t always medicine. Sometimes it’s food.
There are things you can eat that can deliver bigger, better, and more powerful benefits than anything you’ll find in the pharmacy.
And there’s a good reason for that. It’s because with food, instead of trying to smash down symptom after symptom like some demented game of Whack-A-Mole, it’s all about prevention.
And it turns out a common supermarket staple could help save you from something every woman fears. This superfood could help BLOCK breast cancer.
Even more incredible, you can get all that powerful protection for about a buck. Because, believe it or not, I’m talking about a humble cup of delicious and creamy yogurt.
Plunging cancer risk linked to YOGURT
A few years ago, a study was published that should have blown everyone away. It contained a number in it so impressive that it would have been expected to hit the headlines by anyone’s standards.
Yet, the findings were so mind-boggling that most people dismissed them out of hand. In fact, it got so little fanfare that I wouldn’t be at all surprised if you never even heard about it.
According to researchers eating yogurt didn’t appear to just offer a little protection against breast cancer. The association that the scientists uncovered was like nothing else out there.
Regular yogurt eaters had a dramatically lower risk of developing this devastating disease. The 2017 study concluded that if you’re a yogurt fan who indulges regularly, you could potentially cut your breast cancer risk by up to 39 percent.
But it wasn’t just that incredible, almost too good to be true number, that made folks turn away. The results were so hard to swallow because just about every other form of dairy appeared to have no impact on breast cancer risk. Plus, a few, like certain cheeses, may have been linked to an increased risk.
“How in the world could yogurt alone offer such potent protection,” people wondered. And with no real answers, they walked away.
Super snack’s cancer-fighting powers get decoded
It looks like this super snack’s cancer-fighting powers may have finally been decoded. Scientists say they believe they’ve uncovered yogurt’s secret. And in the end, it isn’t all that surprising after all.
It turns out the answer lies in lactose fermenting bacteria. Or, as you may know them… probiotics.
You see, the breast tissues of women who have breastfed naturally contain these good bugs. And other research has revealed they not only send inflammation plummeting, a woman’s risk of breast cancer drops right along with it. In fact, each year of breastfeeding can cut the risk of cancer by 4.3 percent.
But the kicker is yogurt naturally contains those same good bugs. And while we don’t breastfeed our whole lives, we certainly can continue to eat yogurt for the rest of our years.
Skip the sugar-laced junk yogurt – eat THIS instead
There’s one crucial thing to keep in mind, however. A LOT of the yogurt you’ll find on supermarket shelves isn’t worth powder and shot to blow it up. They’re loaded with sugar and lacking in the good stuff.
So skip the artificially sweetened and “fruit” on the bottom versions. And ditch the low-fat while you’re at it too. Instead, reach for the plain, full-fat, Greek yogurt.
It’s the ONLY kind I buy. Greek yogurt is so thick and creamy many folks find it’s perfect as-is. But if you’re used to the sugared-up versions, it may take a few servings for your taste buds to adapt.
You can also dress it up on your own with things like berries or crushed nuts. Or give my newest favorite combo a try, a dash of unsweetened pure cocoa powder and cinnamon.
It’s delicious AND could help reduce my breast cancer risk. I call THAT a winner.
This isn’t the only time researchers have found a connection between the bacterial balance in our bodies and cancer, either. Click here to discover how caring for your microbiome could cut your cancer risk.
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