Breast cancer remains the leading cancer killer of young women in the United States and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From the nutrition standpoint cruciferous vegetables may be protective against breast cancer especially those high in phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fiber such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower and cabbage. Other protective foods come from the allium family or onion family such as garlic or onions. Flax seeds, tumeric and black beans as well as tea appear to have also been shown to have anticancer effects. Finally, organic strawberries ( less pesticides) and apples appear to also support breast health.
Web MD has an interesting Comparison Chart for the Nutritional Content of Some Cruciferous Vegetables. From the cruciferous family, Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli are highest in Vitamin C, and Kale is highest in Vitamin A . Lightly steam the veggies for best nutrient retention and try to consume 1-2 cups/day for best results.