Only two portions of oily fish per week can protect you against breast cancer. The most recent researches have shown that eating salmon twice per week can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
A Chinese study, published in the British Medical Journal, has shown that two portions of oily fish, such as salmon, can reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Oily fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids play a vital role in brain development and in the development of cardiovascular system. Also, these acids can fight any kind of inflammations inside the organism.
Unfortunately, statistics have shown that even in the most developed countries, such as Great Britain, 9 of 10 children and 65% of adults never eat oily fish. What is even worse, our body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids.
Scientists analyzed 26 studies conducted in Asia, America and Europe, which included 80,000 participants and more than 20,000 of them are patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
The results have shown that only 0.1 percent of extra energy, or 0.1 grams of omega-3 can reduce the risk of cancer by five percent.
Women should eat at least two meals of oily fish, such as herring, salmon, tuna, sardines or mackerel, per week and each portion should weigh around 140 grams. White fish, like cod, is also a good choice, but it is not as rich in omega-3 fatty acids as oily fish.
Women in Asia are the least exposed to the risk of breast cancer because they often eat fish.
Women who eat healthy food are much slimmer, while healthy nutrition is an excellent prevention against breast cancer.