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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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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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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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kimjvm wrote:

Wow!!! what a disgrace!!!! Red meat not only has zero health benefits but is actually one of the top foods to avoid!!! It is loaded with hormomes which everyone knows enables caner growth. Red meat also emits carcinogens as it is cooked!!!!! A woman can get iron and nutrients in other ways. RED MEAT IS A HUGE NO!!!!! U should really become informed and educated before you publish information!!! Especially concerning a topic as serious as breast cancer!!!!!

10/4/2012 12:21:04 AM Report Abuse
dianewilcox wrote:

Are you serious? Red meat with or without antibiotics can turn on tumor growth and turn it off. (China Study). More responsible reporting please. I'm disappointed in your recommendations.

10/3/2012 12:35:45 PM Report Abuse
jlromano290923 wrote:

Meat should be avoided by women for breast cancer and heart disease issues! This is dangerous advice!! I am a breast cancer survivor and everything I have read recommends NOT eating meat.

10/7/2011 04:28:58 AM Report Abuse
kimber_schult wrote:

so eat something that INCREASES your risk for breast cancer in order to get selenium? Our bodies benefit moderate amounts sodium, shall I swallow bucket fulls of morton table salt? Because this is the logic you are applying here!!! There are other ways to get this in your system, not a food that INCREASES breast cancer. Idiots

10/4/2011 12:58:26 PM Report Abuse
guzqui1677804 wrote:

Red meat, are you serious, I was told to avoid it. The suggested that I become vegan to reduce the inflammation in my body. I can't believe that fitness magazine would even print it without doing some research. I have not touch any red meat in over a year.

10/3/2011 10:45:24 PM Report Abuse
jkaco wrote:

Beef for fighting breast cancer?? What about women who have gotten rid of breast cancer by giving up meat and going vegan!!! Quite the opposite is true, I can't believe my eyes. Do some research-have you seen "Forks over Knives"?

10/3/2011 03:52:45 PM Report Abuse
kathleen2north wrote:

We just need to follow the money trail to figure out why fitness magazine would contribute to the death of women by promoting meat.

2/20/2011 01:17:25 PM Report Abuse
heather1841 wrote:

not just hormones...that's absolutely true, but let's not stop there. How about anti-biotics? I'm sure exposure to those won't help fight breast cancer either. Most livestock that are factory farmed get a heavy dose of anti-biotics. So many issues with the factory farming I don't know where to even begin. Organic free range beef that eats grass may be OK, but we still shouldn't eat a lot of it either.

1/24/2011 12:32:30 PM Report Abuse
emflatch wrote:

Agree with above....all animals have growth horomones (even organic!) growth horomones cause tumors to grow!~ Worst advice...come on fitness!

10/4/2010 12:47:06 PM Report Abuse
rynell2 wrote:

ARE YOU KIDDING? You're telling women that they should eat BEEF to prevent breast cancer? Do you know how many horomones are in animal meat that CAUSE breast cancer? Wake up!!!

10/4/2010 10:10:14 AM Report Abuse

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