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A recent study on the benefits of eating peanut butter to prevent breast cancer started us thinking on all the foods that also assist in avoiding this devastating cancer.  Starting preventative measures early in life to avoid the chance of developing breast cancer is important, especially for young woman.  A healthy lifestyle and eating the right foods is the starting base to avoid breast cancer, in which we have outlined some of the top foods below:

Peanut Butter

The latest research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis and Harvard Medical School showed that girls eating peanut butter or peanuts had 39 percent less chance of developing benign breast disease (BBD) that often leads to breast cancer.   Adding peanuts to one’s diet is important for all girls- even thouse without a family history.   It only takes one daily serving to lower the possibility of developing lumps and other benign anomalies by age 30.

Plums and Peaches

Researchers at Texas A&M found that plums and peaches have antioxidant levels to rival “superfood” blueberries.  These fruits are loaded with two types of powerful polyphenols (antioxidants) that may help kill breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact.  This is important, as the majority of breast cancer fighting treatments on the market harm both healthy and unhealthy cells.

Walnuts

In a study out of Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia, researchers found that mice that consumed walnuts were half as likely to develop cancer.  Experts think walnuts’ anti-inflammatory properties may give them their tumor-fighting potential.

Broccoli

According to research from the University of Michigan a compound in broccoli called Sulforaphane is proven to reduce the number of breast cancer stem cells in mice.  Eating broccoli raw or briefly steamed is the best way to get the most nutrients out of this vegetable.

Salmon

According to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention taking fish-oil supplements for at least 10 years can shrink your risk of ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer.  The reduction of inflammation from omega-3 fat found in fish is thought to be the reason it may help to fight off breast cancer.