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.

8 comments:

  1. Good information for a very worthy cause.

    I'll stumble and tweet this to all my followers! And recommend to anyone reading this comment to do the same!

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  2. Very good information Claudia! I like these health updates and I always learn something from them. Keep them coming my foodie friend. Thanks!

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  3. Mmmmm...these walnuts would make a delicious snack. And so nice that they actually have health benefits!

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  4. Beautiful post! Chock full of information that all women should know. And fruit and walnuts are utterly delectable.

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  5. Terrific information and the walnuts sound like a tasty treat!

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  6. Walnuts have so many health benefits, and I try to use them in oatmeal, salads, vegetable dishes and baked goods. Thanks for raising the awareness.

    I make a similar spiced walnut recipe for the holidays.

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  7. Thank you GF for the mention, kind words, and the link. Most of all thank you for supporting the cause!! You are the best :)

    Great information here Claudia. And your maple nuts sound yummy. Bet my dad would love them!

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  8. Know the surprising Benefits Of Walnuts. Walnut is a rich calorie food that ultimately gains you good healthy body and skin. Excellent amount of folate energizes brain health. Walnuts are also filled with oil but it is low in cholesterol.

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