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Monday, October 3, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fruits,Walnuts Benefits with a Recipe

Please visit "A site for Woman" such great information, get your screening this month girls... and support the cause .

Also check out this site Making Strides you can make a difference in your local areas.

Although the exact causes of breast cancer have yet to be identified, the risk increases gradually with age and for certain people there may be a family hereditary (genetic) component.
  • Doctors know that 1 in 10 women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.
  • Three-quarters of women who develop it do so after the menopause.
  • Some other things are known to increase the risk such as early puberty/late menopause, not having children or having a first child after the age of 30 years.
  • The risk can actually be lower if you have a short menstrual life, large family or first child before age 18 years.

How serious is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is potentially a very serious condition and can be life-threatening.
  • Early detection of breast cancer is therefore vital as it increases the chances of successful treatment.
  • Community screening programmes and mammograms are key to early detection and are integral tools in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Self-examination is also important and women should check their breasts regularly. If there are any changes in size or shape, lumps, tenderness or nipple discharge then a healthcare professional should be consulted.
  • More info click Breast Cancer.Org
A new study suggests women who eat diets rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, fiber-rich grains, and low-fat dairy have a lower risk of developing certain types of breast tumors.  The evidence that blackberries could be beneficial in fighting breast cancer is derived in part from studies of other berries, as well as of blackberries in particular. Walnuts have also been studied to show benefits in fighting breast cancer.

Here's a healthier snack to try:

Maple Coated Nuts
4 cups walnuts
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Combine walnuts and maple syrup in a large bowl; mix until evenly coated. Stir in sesame seeds.
Spread on non-stick, or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 325°F for 25 minutes, stirring twice, until walnuts are lightly browned.
Cool on baking sheet; walnuts will become dry and crunchy as they cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.