Pink Flower for BCAM by LYNDELOU
After all, October, AKA Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is about to end. But we want to be mindful of our health all year long.
- Keep your BMI less than 25 throughout your lifetime. Gaining weight as you age significantly increases your risk.
- Avoid alcohol. The Harvard Nurses' Health study showed that consuming more than one alcoholic beverage a day increased breast cancer risk by as much as 25 percent.
- Eat your fruits and veggies. Incorporate seven servings per day if you can. Berries, broccoli, cauliflower and spinach are tops.
- Exercise. Consistency is key. Get busy 150 minutes every single week, minimum.
- Lower your fat intake. Avoid saturated and trans fats. Opt for omega-3s found in salmon, tuna, mackerel and for monounsaturated fats found in avocados, nuts, olive and canola oils.
- Stop eating white flour. I know it's yummy, but whole grains are much better for you.
- Buy whole food soy products. Make sure you eat organic, non-GMO soy regularly.
- Avoid estrogens. Try to not take them in pills, be sure to ask your doctor. Try not to get extra hormones from non-organic milk, dairy and meat.
- Take vitamins. Take a multi, vitamin C, fish oil and selenium.
- Be happy. A positive mental outlook has been shown to help.
Easy tips, right? At least I can try to get moving on some of them. How many of the above tips do you already live by?