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Fareway: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help decrease your risk, follow an overall healthy diet and try to include the following foods:

Tomatoes – tomatoes contain lycopene which may offer a protective effect against breast cancer.

Mushrooms – mushrooms may help prevent breast cancer due to an antioxidant called linoleic acid. Mushrooms also contain vitamin D, which has been shown to help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables – veggies like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are linked to a lower risk of breast cancer in women compared to those who seldom eat these vegetables.

Flax – flax has also been linked to a lower risk of breast cancer. Look for ground flax to get the most nutrients and health benefits.

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