Breast Cancer Prevention Super Food: Fermented Food

Breast Cancer Prevention Super Food: Fermented Food

Although breast cancer may be inherited through certain genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, there are also other external factors that may increase your chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol and being overweight can also be risk factors when it comes to breast cancer, for both men and women.

As a result, it is important to monitor your diet by reducing high-risk foods such as processed foods or those exposed to chemicals, whilst incorporating foods believed to have cancer-fighting properties. Whilst a healthy diet is key, we’re listing some foods you probably didn’t know where good for you! In fact, it is suggested that fermented food have cancer-fighting properties as a result of their probiotics.

But don’t just rely on these foods to reduce your risk of breast cancer.  Make sure to check yourself regularly and go to breast cancer screenings especially after the age of 40 in order to increase your rate of success.

  1. Miso

Miso is a paste generated from fermented soybeans.  The isoflavones chemical is soy has cancer-fighting properties.  A study by epidemiologist  Dr Seiichiro Yamamoto at the National Cancer  Center Research Institute in Tokyo, found that those consuming miso soup and so consuming a high amount of isoflavones were less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer.


  1. Tofu

Similarly, Tofu is generated from soybeans and so has similar cancer-fighting properties to Miso.  In moderation, tofu consumption has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer although tofus containing certain chemicals such as carrageenan should be avoided.


  1. Yogurt

Yogurt has good bacterial that fights against inflammation which is believed may be one of the causes of breast cancer. A 2020 study from Lancaster University likens yogurt’s properties with those of breast milk.  Similar results are believed to be obtained from kefir, a fermented milk drink due to its natural beneficial bacteria.


  1. Sauerkraut

The American Association for Cancer Research stated that increased consumption of sauerkraut and raw cabbage could help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. This is believed to be due to the dose of glucosinolates in sauerkraut which are believed to have anti-cancer properties.


In the case of breast cancer diagnosis, make sure that you are protected.  Read about Laflerla’s health insurance plans that cover costs for medical treatments as well as those health plans that also cover preventive care.