HOW PUMPKINS HELP FIGHT BREAST CANCER
Fiber – As with all fruits and vegetables, pumpkin is a good source of fiber. One study shows that those who ate the most dietary fiber had a 11% lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to those who ate the least.
Beta-carotene – Beta-carotene is converted into the body to Vitamin A, a type of antioxidant. Antioxidants protect the body against free radicals, which can cause cancer. Pumpkin is one of the highest sources of beta-carotene delivering 17mg per 1 cup.
Phytoestrogens – Pumpkin seeds contain phytoestrogens, a plant compound that mimics the human hormone estrogen and can help prevent breast cancer according to one study.
Low-calorie – Pumpkin is a source of low-calorie nutrition, which reduces the risk of obesity, a major factor in breast cancer.