Concerned about Breast Health?

How to maintain your breast health.

Breast health in particular and overall health in general is a lifelong commitment. Different women will have different health care needs and issues. You and your primary health care practitioner should discuss decisions about your specific needs. However, there is a lot that you can do for yourself to maintain breast health for life! Here are 10 tips for woman for healthy living. Each tip is simple and easy and will really help to make life healthy and more enjoyable.

Here are some tips that you can follow:

There are several ways that can retain the health of your breasts but eating some foods mentioned below is one of the easiest and healthy approaches.

Cruciferous Vegetables

You can include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, brussels sprout and collard greens like cruciferous vegetables in your diet for healthy breasts. “Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, a family of plants that contain compounds called isothiocyanates (ITCs). ITCs attack proteins in cells that promote cancer while leaving the cell’s healthy proteins alone.”

Fishes

Fishes are included as one of the best foods for healthy breast due to high content of vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Green tea

It is one of the good sources of natural anti-oxidants. Now we all are familiar with the action of anti-oxidants in maintaining breast fitness.

Tomatoes

Besides having vitamin C, tomatoes contain an antioxidant lycopene. It keeps good health of breasts by fighting against radicals known to obstruct the growth and function of normal cells. Other nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B, potassium, phosphorus and iron are also present in tomatoes.

Soy

Soy foods like tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame and milk are rich source of protein and known to beneficial in moderate amount.

Olive oil

Olive oil is one more healthy food for breast health as it acts as an anti-oxidant. You can replace cooking oil with pure olive oil or sprinkle it on vegetables as well as bread.

An Exercise for Maintaining Breast Health

Start by raising your arms over your head for a few minutes a day to help open the axillary lymph glands in the armpit. With arms raised, take the fingers or palm of the opposite hand, and gently but rhythmically create a pumping action in your armpit directing very slight pressure up and towards the collar bone. This helps excite and move the axillary node garbage towards the thoracic duct thereby helping to drain the breast of toxins. Do it a few minutes everyday-take off the bra, lay down, and do the exercises to help your breasts stay internally healthy.

Find a release valve for your stress

One of the best things a woman can do for her breast (and overall) health is to find a way to relax and release stress on a daily basis. Such methods may include meditation, biofeedback, simple relaxation therapy, or whatever method you use to release the stress and pressures of modern life.

Massaging

Massaging will help relieve stress and keep the body part receiving the massage more healthy due to improved flow of blood, body fluids, and nerve impulses. Breast self massage can be as simple as 50-100 light circles in each direction over the breast tissue and gentle rubbing over the entire flank and underarm area to circulate the lymph glands and restore the flow of energy in the breast area. These techniques are simple, painless, and require very little time.

Breast self-examination

Don’t forget monthly breast self-examination. Most women never do breast self-examination! Perhaps it is because we don’t want to search for what we don’t want to find. However, women who find a malignant lump when it is still very tiny have a better chance of full recovery than those who wait until it is large. If you have never been taught to do a proper breast self-exam, your gynecologist or health clinic can teach you how to do it.