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.
Some thirty years later, Jacqui herself is a practicing Homeopath, Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Nutritionist and follows an integrated approach of Natural Medicine complimented by conventional medicine when necessary. The best of both worlds.
Jacqui’s clinical interests include general family health care (including pets), women’s health, stress related issues including anxiety & depression, and therapeutic support for immune related issues.
Jacqui understands the pressures of juggling a busy life and making well informed healthy food choices for the family. As a naturopathic nutritionist, she can help remove the guess work with simple suggestions that won’t break the bank or cause mutiny at the table. Often, all it takes is a little tweaking of food and lifestyle to achieve weight goals or improve the family’s health.
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