Breast cancer is a challenging public health problem in the world. Studies have found that fat is linked to the risk for breast cancer. Thus, controlling your diet can lower your risk.
Fat is linked to breast cancer
Studies have found that fat increases your risk for breast cancer. Women who eat more fat are more likely to have breast cancer. There are three common types of fat in foods, include:
- Saturated fats. This types of fats can be found in animal’s products such as meat and whole milk; or in coconuts and palms oil. Saturated fats are sometimes found in processed foods.
- Monounsaturated fats. This types of fats are found in nuts or olive oil.
- Polyunsaturated fats. This types of fats are found in sea foods, and corn oil.
Too much fat can also lead to other health problems such as heart disease, obesity.
How to fight fat
Fat can be linked to breast cancer risk. Thus, fighting fat can help you fight breast cancer. Here are some tips to help your fight fat.
Drink plenty of water
You should drink plenty of water (about 8 glasses). You should drink water throughout the day. This can help you keep your hydration. Warm water is good. Do not drink cold water in cold weather.
Use low-fat milk products
Calcium in dairy products can help your body lose excess fat. Yogurt, cheese, and low-fat milk are not only good for your health but also delicious. You can also try other foods that are rich in calcium such as sardines, dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, kales), cereals, and soybeans.
Remember your breakfast
Do not skip your breakfast. Some people think that skipping breakfast can help they lose their fat. But if you do not eat your breakfast, you are more likely to eat much for dinner. Your body cannot use all the foods you eat in dinner. Thus, nutrients may store in your body as fat.
Try to keep a healthy eating plan. This can also help you regain strength to fight against breast cancer.
Eat smaller meals more frequently
Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals can help your body burn calories and fat better. Keep your favorite snacks with you so you can eat whenever you want. Fruits or yogurt are wise choices.
Go for green tea, black tea
Green tea and black tea that contain caffeine can stimulate your body to burn more calories. Caffeine can also make you have more energy so you are more likely to move more. Caffeine can affect your ability to absorb carbohydrate, so it has the ability to burn fat.
Exercises can help your body burn fat and become stronger. Some gentle exercises such as swimming, walking, or cycling are useful and should be considered. Remember to stay hydrated when you do exercises. Prepare and do warm up carefully to prevent injuries.
Fat can be positively associated with breast cancer. Thus, decrease the consumption of total fats can reduce your risk of this disease. Eat healthily and do physical activities can help you.
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Review Date: May 22, 2017 | Last Modified: May 22, 2017
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