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.

Recommendation:

  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

Examples:

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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