Walnuts for the girls: Walnuts reduce breast cancer
Walnuts for the girls. Walnuts reduce breast cancer risk by 50% in animal studies. Yet another reason to be eating walnuts daily girls. High in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, walnuts also contain high quality proteins & antioxidants, vitamin C & E, iron, calcium, and fibre.
But back to those mice. In a study, reported in Nutrition and Cancer (2011), mice fed a moderate amount of walnuts daily were half as likely to develop breast cancer and among those that did, the tumours were smaller, less numerous and developed at a slower rate. Most significantly, these mice were genetically bred to develop cancer at a higher rate.
So girls, when you are looking for a healthful snack, think nuts and particularly walnuts. Yes, they are high in fat, but instead of swallowing those fish oil capsules to get your omega 3’s, enjoy a handful of walnuts instead. In fact, add a few Brazil nuts in to the mix for extra antioxidant action and your daily selenium fix. Read more.