I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 on June 29, 2016.  I decided to blog about my experience fighting breast cancer in the hopes that I can help others out there, especially young women, who are diagnosed with breast cancer as well. 

xo,

Elyse

Cancer Stats:

  • Stage II
  • ER+ PR+
  • Node Negative

 

List of Cancer Fighting Foods

I’ve compiled this list based on some research I’ve done online. I’ve included some links for further reference here and there. Basically I’m using this as a general guideline when looking up recipes/grocery shopping. It’s not alphabetized because I don’t naturally alphabetize things—much to the annoyance of some my work colleagues (hee hee). I’ve started compiling a Pinterest board called “Cancer Fighting Foods” containing a bunch of recipes using the ingredients below. Check it out here!

PS. When I meet with an actual nutritionist, I will probably update this list.

List of Cancer Fighting Foods:

Brussel Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Kale

Spinach

Walnuts http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20430736,00.html#walnuts-7

Garlic http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20430736,00.html#garlic-2

Red Wine http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy/photos/top-cancer-fighting-foods.html (I’ve actually been trying to minimize my drinking, but it’s kinda fun to think that at a glass of wine here and there is alright).

Blueberries** http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/blueberries.html#research

Cherries

Coffee

Spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, collard greens, chicory and Swiss chard 

Dry beans -Kidney and black beans, yellow split peas and red lentils

Berries—particularly strawberries and raspberries for breast cancer http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/foodsthatfightcancer_berries.html

Whole grains

Green tea http://www.everydayhealth.com/cancer-photos/top-foods-to-fight-cancer.aspx#06 

Tumeric http://www.everydayhealth.com/cancer-photos/top-foods-to-fight-cancer.aspx#08 

Fish: Increasing your intake of fish to 3 times per week will increase omega-3-polyunsaturated fat intake. Research has suggested that these fatty acids may inhibit the growth of breast tumors. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/breast_center/treatments_services/nutrition.html

Another study, in the journal Crop Science, found dried beans particularly effective in preventing breast cancer in rats. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20430736,00.html#beans-6

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