october, breast cancer, health, eating,fabulously,
photo by Jaclyn's Cookies 
As we know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if you know me personally then you know that, not only do I love breasts (!!) I love healthy breasts! Tis true! I absolutely adore women, and I love being a woman myself. We as women go through so many things on a day to day basis, that honestly no one will ever understand us but us. From being a stay at home mom, to being a CEO, to just being a all around fabulous being, women are truly a force to reckoned with. Our breasts help us feel sexy, womanly, shapely  and alive and with breast cancer being the most common cancer in women, it is detrimental that we take care of ourselves. 

Aside from a common cancer in women, breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women, with a higher rate of developing the cancer than any other group. In many African American women younger than 45 years old, the instances of developing breast cancer are also higher. The death rate from breast cancer in African American women is also higher, topping 41%. Visiting your doctor and getting check ups are the best ways to take care of yourself. If you feel something, don't take no for an answer, only YOU know your body best ladies! 

Some Factors include: 

  • biological and genetic differences in tumors 
  • Prevalence of risk factors 
  • Barriers to health care access 
  • Health Behaviors 
  • Later stage of diagnosis 

We love to eat fabulously, but we can also eat fabulously and take care of our breast health as well. Both Eating Well and Glamour Magazine  have composed a list of foods that women can eat (fabulously)  for better breast health.  The lists include: 

  • Pumpkin and sunflower seeds 
  • Green Tea 
  • High folate foods 
  • Fish oil 
  • Salmon 
  • Parsley
  • Coffee (YES!) 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Walnuts 
  • Plums 
  • Peaches 
  • Soluble and Insoluble Fiber 
  • Watercress 
Men, you are not off the hook from breast cancer either! Men can develop breast cancer and 2,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer has been seen in men. 410 deaths in men have also occurred.  

facts via Susan G. Komen  and Dr. Oz 

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