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Lower Breast Cancer Risk by Eating Healthy

Posted: October 10, 2008

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--Red grapes contain powerful cancer-preventing antioxidants called bioflavonoids. They are also a rich source of resveratrol, which has been proven to inhibit the enzymes that can stimulate cancer-cell growth, and ellagic acid, a compound that blocks the enzymes that promote the growth of cancer cells.

--Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are filled with indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that combats breast cancer by altering cancer-promoting estrogen cells into healthy cells.

--Grapefruit contains monoterpenes, which is believed to help wash carcinogens out of the body and inhibit the production of breast-cancer cells in vitro.

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