DANIELLA CHACE

31a Foods to Eat

Research has demonstrated that specific foods contain nutrients that provide a direct benefit in breast cancer treatment and prevention. For example, plant foods help reduce inflammation, and reducing inflammation is important, as evidence suggests that inflammation may cause a majority of the fatigue felt during and after treatment. The link between specific food nutrients and their intervention in the development of breast cancer has been well studied, clearly showing the benefits of the following foods. 

Breast Cancer Fighting Foods

These foods are recommended because they provide nutrients that target breast cancer. However, it is important to keep in mind that food nutrients that support the prevention and healing of breast cancer need to be a part of your daily diet to provide medicinal benefits. 

Consistent ingestion of these nutrients can exert biological effects on the processes that hinder cancer progression. For example, food nutrients have been found to:

 Induce apoptosis

 Inhibit migration of cancer cells

 Reduce angiogenesis

 Support white blood cell production

 Reduce inflammation

 Improve immune response

 Reduce breast cancer cell growth

 Inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells

 Decrease metastasis

 Inhibit microbial growth

Foods to Eat

Each of the foods listed below has been proven, in clinical studies, to exert cancer-healing powers.

Allium Vegetables

            Garlic

            Leeks

            Onions

            Scallions

Apples

Bananas

Beans 

Beets

Bell Peppers

Berries

            Blueberries

            Cherries

            Cranberries

            Black currants

            Black chokeberries

            Grapes

            Lingonberries

            Marionberries

            Raspberries

            Strawberries

            Tart cherries

Brassica Vegetables

            Arugula

            Bok choy

            Broccoli

            Brussels sprouts

            Cabbage

            Cauliflowers

            Chinese cabbage

            Collard greens

            Horseradish

            Kale

            Kohlrabi

            Mustard greens

            Radishes

            Rutabagas

            Sauerkraut

            Turnips

            Wasabi

            Watercress

Carrots

Celery

Citrus Fruits

            Grapefruit

            Lemons

            Limes

            Oranges

            Tangerines

Cocoa

Coffee

Cucumber

Fish

            Anchovies

            Herring 

            Sardines

            Skipjack Tuna

Garlic

Ginger

Greens

            Arugula

            Collard greens

            Dandelion greens

            Kale

            Lettuce

            Mustard greens

            Romaine lettuce

            Spinach

            Swiss chard

Guava

Herbs

            Basil

            Cilantro

            Rosemary

            Sage

            Thyme

Legumes

            Black beans

            Garbanzo beans

            Lentils

            Navy beans

            Peanuts

            Peas

            Pinto beans

Mango

Melons

            Cantaloupe

            Honeydew

            Watermelon

Mustard Greens 

Nuts and Seeds

            Almonds

            Brazil nuts

            Cashews

            Chia seed

            Flaxseed

            Hazelnuts

            Hemp seed

            Pecans

            Pistachios

            Pumpkin seeds

            Sesame seeds

            Sunflower seeds

            Walnuts

Onions

Papaya

Pineapple

Pomegranate

Potatoes

            Purple

            Sweet potatoes

            Yams

            Yukon

Protein Powder

            Chia protein powder

            Hemp protein powder

            Pea protein powder

            Rice protein powder

Spices

            Black pepper 

            Cardamom

            Cinnamon

            Cloves

            Ginger

            Nutmeg

            Paprika

            Turmeric

            Vanilla beans 

            Vanilla extract

Squash

            Acorn squash

            Buttercup

            Butternut

            Crookneck

            Pumpkin

            Summer squash

            Winter squash

            Zucchini

Stone Fruits

            Apricots

            Peaches

            Plums

            Nectarines

Sweeteners

            Erythritol

            Coconut fiber

            Mannitol

            Stevia

            Xylitol

Tea

            Herbal tea

            Green tea

            White tea 

Tomatoes

Turmeric root

Vinegar

Water

Wheatgrass

Whole Grains

            Barley

            Kamut

            Oats

            Quinoa

            Rice

            Rye

            Spelt

            Teff

Nutrition Chapter Strategy Summary

Use the Foods to Avoid list to guide you in removing unhealthy foods from your kitchen. Review the Daily Diet Sample Menu and consider how you will create a menu for yourself based on the Foods to Eat List. Aim for the recommended number of servings per day for each food category. Once you have chosen the foods that you will eat each day, make a grocery list that you can use each week. 

Each of the foods listed below has been proven, in clinical studies, to exert cancer-healing powers.

Allium Vegetables

            Garlic

            Leeks

            Onions

            Scallions

Apples

Bananas

Beans 

Beets

Bell Peppers

Berries

            Blueberries

            Cherries

            Cranberries

            Black currants

            Black chokeberries

            Grapes

            Lingonberries

            Marionberries

            Raspberries

            Strawberries

            Tart cherries

Brassica Vegetables

            Arugula

            Bok choy

            Broccoli

            Brussels sprouts

            Cabbage

            Cauliflowers

            Chinese cabbage

            Collard greens

            Horseradish

            Kale

            Kohlrabi

            Mustard greens

            Radishes

            Rutabagas

            Sauerkraut

            Turnips

            Wasabi

            Watercress

Carrots

Celery

Citrus Fruits

            Grapefruit

            Lemons

            Limes

            Oranges

            Tangerines

Cocoa

Coffee

Cucumber

Fish

            Anchovies

            Herring 

            Sardines

            Skipjack Tuna

Garlic

Ginger

Greens

            Arugula

            Collard greens

            Dandelion greens

            Kale

            Lettuce

            Mustard greens

            Romaine lettuce

            Spinach

            Swiss chard

Guava

Herbs

            Basil

            Cilantro

            Rosemary

            Sage

            Thyme

Legumes

            Black beans

            Garbanzo beans

            Lentils

            Navy beans

            Peanuts

            Peas

            Pinto beans

Mango

Melons

            Cantaloupe

            Honeydew

            Watermelon

Mustard Greens 

Nuts and Seeds

            Almonds

            Brazil nuts

            Cashews

            Chia seed

            Flaxseed

            Hazelnuts

            Hemp seed

            Pecans

            Pistachios

            Pumpkin seeds

            Sesame seeds

            Sunflower seeds

            Walnuts

Onions

Papaya

Pineapple

Pomegranate

Potatoes

            Purple

            Sweet potatoes

            Yams

            Yukon

Protein Powder

            Chia protein powder

            Hemp protein powder

            Pea protein powder

            Rice protein powder

Spices

            Black pepper 

            Cardamom

            Cinnamon

            Cloves

            Ginger

            Nutmeg

            Paprika

            Turmeric

            Vanilla beans 

            Vanilla extract

Squash

            Acorn squash

            Buttercup

            Butternut

            Crookneck

            Pumpkin

            Summer squash

            Winter squash

            Zucchini

Stone Fruits

            Apricots

            Peaches

            Plums

            Nectarines

Sweeteners

            Erythritol

            Coconut fiber

            Mannitol

            Stevia

            Xylitol

Tea

            Herbal tea

            Green tea

            White tea 

Tomatoes

Turmeric root

Vinegar

Water

Wheatgrass

Whole Grains

            Barley

            Kamut

            Oats

            Quinoa

            Rice

            Rye

            Spelt

            Teff

Foods to Eat

Review the Daily Diet Sample Menu and consider how you will create a menu for yourself based on the Foods to Eat List. Aim for the recommended number of servings per day for each food category. Once you have chosen the foods that you will eat each day, make a grocery list that you can use each week.