The best foods to prevent the worst breast cancer

If you ask most women what disease they fear most, it won’t take them long to come up with an answer: breast cancer.

But one thing women (and men) tend to forget is that breast cancer isn’t a single disease…

There are several types of breast cancer — invasive ductal carcinoma, ductal carcinoma in situ, inflammatory breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer…

All of these versions of the disease have different risk factors, symptoms, treatments and methods of prevention. And some versions are much scarier than others…

Take triple-negative breast cancer, for example. This highly aggressive and hard-to-treat form of the disease causes 15 to 20 percent of all breast tumors. And it’s especially known for its ability to spread to other areas of the body and come back after a period of remission.

Basically, it’s one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer around. But before you start worrying too much about this scary form of breast cancer, I have some important news to share…

Researchers recently uncovered an all-natural compound in foods that could help prevent it.

Luteolin: A breast cancer-fighting compound

Luteolin is a flavonoid found in vegetables and herbs. And it has some major anti-cancer potential. In studies, it’s been shown to kill cancer cells and prevent them from spreading.

And now researchers from the University of Missouri believe this powerful plant compound may be able to kill triple-negative breast cancer cells and stop their spread too….

In their study, researchers infected mice with human triple-negative breast cancer cells. They then treated some of these mice with luteolin.

Interestingly enough, the mice treated with the luteolin were less likely to have the triple-negative breast cancer cells spread to other parts of their body.

These researchers also found that luteolin kept triple-negative breast cancer cells from moving in a Petri dish. This is good news because if cancer cells can’t move, they can’t spread.

But do you know what else these researchers noticed?

The mice in the study who were treated with luteolin didn’t lose weight… which in a cancer study is a sign that the treatment didn’t have a toxic effect on their body.

All in all, luteolin seems to hold a lot of promise for the prevention and treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. And do you know the best part?

This powerful form of breast cancer protection is easy to get your hands on. In fact, it’s as close as your local supermarket. Luteolin is available in a variety of delicious foods like:

  • Green bell peppers
  • Rutabagas
  • Artichokes
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Green chile peppers
  • Lemon
  • Celery hearts
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Cauliflower
  • Chamomile tea
  • Oregano
  • Carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Basil

So go out and get yourself a grocery bag of luteolin-rich foods. Just make sure you go organic, so you don’t counteract its positive effects with cancer-causing pesticides. And if you’re looking for more ways to prevent breast cancer, follow Margaret Cantwell’s advice and try these 10 simple ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer too.

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Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine,, and