Healthy Breast Tip: Vitamin E

If you are a fan of my blog you know that I promote prevention as the key to a Breast Cancer free life.

It is very important for all of us to balance a healthy lifestyle with healthy choices because according to the American Cancer Society- a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.

The best thing about prevention is that we are in control!  There are many things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming a statistic.

Here’s another Health Breast Tip:

Eat more Vitamin E!

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is thought to protect the body from a bunch of diseases including: arthritis, heart disease, diabetes,  renal disease and  cancer.  Research has shown that women who regularly eat foods rich in Vitamin E have a lower risk of beast cancer.

Here is how:

1) Vitamin E is an  excellent source of antioxidants.  It works quickly in our bodies and reacts with destructive substances called free radicals, rendering them harmless before they get a chance to harm our DNA.  This process helps prevent mutations and tumor growth.

2) Vitamin E also slows down how fast tumor cells grow and divide.

3) And vitamin E prevents new blood vessels from growing into tumors.  (Without new blood vessels tumors can’t get the necessary nutrients they need to grow bigger)

Stay tuned to learn what foods contain Vitamin E and how to incorporate them into your daily diet.

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP

Thermography for Health NY

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