“Berries are rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that destroy cancer causing substances and slow tumor growth,” says DR. Mirkin.
Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are high in antioxidants, and studies on animals have found that a diet of black raspberries can reduce breast tumor volume by 60-70 percent according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
2. Cruciferous Vegetables
Vegetables in this family such as broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower can contain phytochemicals called glucosinates that activate protective enzymes in the body that help fight off cancer. According to studies, such as one done by Cornell University, exposure to estrogen is associated with a women’s risk of breast cancer. The glucosinates in vegetables like broccoli and kale cause shifts in your metabolism that affect the connection between estrogen and breast cancer.
“These phytochemicals also shift estrogen metabolism so that it doesn’t drive breast cancer,” says Mirkin.