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4 Foods That Fight Breast Cancer

Organic forms of selenium, a trace mineral in plants and grain-fed animal protein, may guard against breast cancer by normalizing the body's circadian rhythms (the internal clock that regulates how many estrogen receptors -- often linked to the disease -- your cells produce). Get your beneficial daily dose, 55 micrograms, with the selenium-rich foods here and double down on their other health perks.

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Tuna

3 ounces light, canned in oil: 65 micrograms selenium

Also contains:
B6: helps the immune system
Niacin: lowers cholesterol

Source: Helmut Zarbl, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey

Try these healthy recipes:

Tuna & Chickpea Salad

Balsamic Tuna Salad Sandwich

Spicy Tuna Salad

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Beef

4 ounces, cooked: 43 micrograms selenium

Also contains:
Iron: fights fatigue
Protein: builds muscle

Try these healthy recipes:

Tangy Roast-Beef Sandwich

Chipotle Beef Wrap

Beef & Avocado Tacos

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Portobello Mushrooms

1 cup, grilled and sliced: 27 micrograms selenium

Also contains:
Potassium: regulates heart function

Try these healthy recipes:

Grilled Portobello & Goat Cheese Sandwich

Cheese-and-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

Cheesy Steak Burritos

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Low-Fat 2% Cottage Cheese

1/2 cup: 11 micrograms selenium

Also contains:
Calcium: strengthens bones

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2010.

Try these healthy recipes:

Honey-Whipped Cottage Cheese with Melon

Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip

Vanilla Peach Cottage Toast

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dianewilcox wrote:

Fitness-don't recommend eating fish to people who have cancer. All fish today are loaded with toxins!

10/3/2012 12:43:40 PM Report Abuse
seattlelady1 wrote:

I do worry about tuna, especially when I see films of the Japanese who seem not to give a fig about the creatures of the sea and earth. If it is edible lets have it. Seems the seas are being fished out... Anytime there is something bad on this planet it is usually humans who are responsible

10/5/2011 05:48:40 PM Report Abuse
ross-greeneb wrote:

The story says "tuna light canned in oil," but all the recipes say "tuna canned in water." Are you trying to confuse us or what?

10/5/2011 12:11:37 PM Report Abuse
jalexd wrote:

MBS Fitness shouldn't be promoting Tuna for a number of reasons-- this fish is horribly over-fished; is large so therefore contains more mercury than other choices; and the methods by which Tuna are caught by the fishing industry and big Tuna brands (Chicken of the Sea, etc) devastates marine life and other fish species.

10/5/2011 11:06:23 AM Report Abuse
rjkt wrote:

the light tuna has less mercury than albacore

10/3/2011 10:03:33 AM Report Abuse
feistyfdlr wrote:

I don't like oil-packed tuna, so whether it's better or not, I'm not buying it or eating it. I've also heard elswhere that albacore tuna is better than "regular" tuna.

6/25/2011 08:16:40 AM Report Abuse
Lyn4102 wrote:

I should have proof-read my entry - I've always heard that one should eat the tuna packed in WATER, not oil.

4/25/2011 11:46:39 AM Report Abuse
Lyn4102 wrote:

I've always heard that one should eat the tuna packed in oil (avoiding the calories from oil I "assume") but this article specifies using oil-packed tuna without addressing the subject. Is the tuna as effective as a cancer fighter if one uses water-packed tuna?

4/25/2011 11:44:53 AM Report Abuse

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