October 1st marked the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The whole month of October you will see individuals wearing pink in support of those who are fighting cancer or those who may have lost the battle of breast cancer. For early detection of breast cancer, some individuals take it upon themselves to get checked regularly. For those who may be fighting breast cancer also take steps to prepare the body to become stronger while fighting the disease. Here I would like to go over a couple of food and vitamin tips that you can find at Healthy Home Market to help build your body’s immune system.
No food or diet can prevent you from getting breast cancer or can cure breast cancer, but some foods can boost your immune system to help keep your body healthy. This will help keep your risk for breast cancer as low as possible. The types of food or supplements you put in your body can play a huge role in treatment and recovery because if it is not good then it may interfere with the treatment.
Research from pathology courses has shown that getting the nutrients you need from a variety of foods, especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can make you feel your best and give your body the energy it needs. If you’re considering taking supplements, you may need a bit more of a specific nutrient like folate or vitamin A. That’s why women both with and without prior breast cancer often take a multiple vitamin, mineral supplements and calcium supplements, to meet their daily calcium requirements.
At Healthy Home Market we have a storewide selection of vitamins, fresh produce, organic, vegan, and no GMO options which is advised by Chiro Melbourne. Every person is different and may require a different diet to help them to build a healthy immune system. Avoid trans fats, processed meats, and charred or smoked foods. You’ll find that processed foods generally don’t fit in this type of diet as well as fresh foods do. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit (more than 5 cups a day). Try to limit your saturated fat intake to less than 10% of your total calories per day and limit your fat intake to about 30 grams per day. Also, eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseed oil, fish oil, seafood, soybeans and spinach. Healthy Home Market helps to make these choices a little easier.
Every Wednesday is the start of our weekly sale, and this week we have a variety of fresh produce, organic options and supplements on sale that you can begin to try. Check out a copy here!