Nutrition for Breast Cancer Prevention

Changing your relationship to food and eating involves a major shift in thinking, feeling and doing. The goal of this shift is to create a lifestyle change, not to temporarily lose weight on a diet.


  1. Lower dietary fat to between 10% to 20% of calories
  2. Eat more plan-based protein and eat less animal-based protein
  3. Minimum daily servings of:

Grains: 6 per day
Vegetables: 3 – 5 per day
Fruits: 2 – 4 per day
Beans: 1 – 2 per day
Soy: 1 – 2 per day

4. Drink 8 to 10 eight ounce glasses of water a day

5. Limit caffeine to no more than 1 to 2 cups a day

6. Drink alcohol in moderation

7. Limit nitrates and cured foods

8. Decrease food additives


1. Low or nonfat foods

2. Artificial flovor

3. Whole grains cruciferous vegetables pinto and kidney beans tofu and soy milk

4. Carry a water bottle

5. Herbal teas

6. No more than 3 servings per week


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