With this month being Pink October and breast cancer awareness month, you may have come across a lot of products in the pink color theme to raise funds or awareness for breast cancer.
However, what if we told you that you could even eat your way pink? Here are 8 naturally pink foods that have all been shown to help in keeping breast cancer at bay. Hence, why we said that you could eat your way pink
1. Red Cabbage
There is a compound called indole-3-carbinol found in cruciferous vegetables that is now being researched for it’s potential to significantly the risk of breast cancer.
Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants but it seems these little gems can also help to prevent breast cancer as it contains an enzyme called aromatase. It basically converts androgen to estrogen.
This extract from this wonder vegetable has been shown to help suppress multi-organ tumors in lab tests. Some experts are also considering using beetroot in combination with traditional anti-cancer drugs to reduce the toxicity of the side effects of the drugs.
High in antioxidants, these have been shown to help reduce the spread of breast cancer cells. Japanese radish sprouts are also known to have significantly lowered the incidence of mammary tumors.
The red and purple heirloom carrots are full of beta carotene like their orange cousins. But these red and purple varieties are full of even higher antioxidant power.
Red and pink apple peels have cancer-fighting properties such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and flavonol. All of which inhibit breast cancer growth.
7. Sweet potatoes
The pink and purple-skinned versions of sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants. The orange-fleshed sweet potatoes have beta carotene, all of which have shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer when eaten regularly.
Red grapes are also fruits that are high in antioxidants. You’ll get the same cancer-fighting component that you’d find in wine but without the alcohol.