OctoBreast Cancer Awareness

According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity, and is the most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women[1] .  Some risk factors such age and gender can’t be controlled, but prevention could be the key to offset those risks factors.   Limiting alcohol consumption, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, healthy eating habits, and being physically active are very favorable steps towards breast cancer prevention[2].  For healthy eating consuming a variety of high fiber foods, rich in vitamins, mineral and phytonutrients may help to reduce risk of different types of cancer.  These foods include spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, collards, kale; berries and cherries, oats, whole-grain breads, cereals, all types of dried beans, peas, lentils and soybeans.  Therefore, consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist for a customized meal plan as the first step towards a healthier lifestyle is always a good investment in your future.

Araceli Vázquez, MS, RDN, LD



[1] https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/index.htm. Accessed October 11,2017.

[2] http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/breast-cancer-prevention/art-20044676 Accessed October 11, 2017.


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