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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:

ok, may be good for you but certainly not THE TOP 4 foods to prevent BC!!!!!!!!!!

10/4/2012 12:27:59 AM Report Abuse
copayextra wrote:

including the recipes with each item was helpful.

5/10/2011 07:34:18 AM Report Abuse

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