Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Is there a change in size or shape?
- Any redness or a rash on your nipples or skin around your nipples?
- Is there any swelling in your armpits or around your collarbone?
- Do you feel any lumps or thickening that feels different?
- Is there a change in your skin texture – such as dimpling or puckering?
- Has one or both of your nipples become inverted?
- Are you experiencing any pain in your breast or armpit?
Your Immune System
Eating for Breast Healt
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables: fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients and have a high fiber content. Most professionals agree that a diet packed with plant foods may be healthier for you than a diet that is comprised primarily of animal products.
- Lower your fat intake: aim for less than 30 grams of fat daily and no more than 10% of your calories from saturated fat. When grocery shopping, read the nutrition labels thoroughly, looking at the percentage of calories from fat and avoid any foods that contain trans fats.
- Eat a variety of protein types: there is some research that shows that there is a connection between eating red meat and breast cancer. Most importantly, be aware of the kind of red meat you’re eating and try to avoid processed meat and beef that has been injected with hormones and antibiotics. Incorporate other protein sources such as fish, lamb, eggs, beans, lentils, chicken, and tempeh.
- Incorporate healthy choices daily : take small measures such as cutting down on your portion sizes, baking or broiling your food, eating fruits and vegetables as snacks, adding in more fiber, and choosing 100% juice and whole-grain breads.