Garlic and Onion Help Prevent Mammary Tumors

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  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. The incidence of the disease is rising, but researchers find you may reduce your potential risk by 67% when you eat raw garlic and onion daily
  • The study analyzed the rates of breast cancer and food intake in women living in Puerto Rico where many women eat raw garlic and onion daily. The high levels of flavanols and organosulfur compounds in the ingredients drew the interest of the research team
  • Garlic and onion have demonstrated protective effects against other cancers, heart disease, long- and short-term memory, healthy gut bacteria and a reduction in neurodegenerative disease. Optimizing your vitamin D levels is also associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer
  • If supplementing with vitamin D, also include calcium, magnesium and vitamin K2 MK-7 as they work together to ensure calcium is directed to your bones and teeth and not into your blood vessels or kidneys. Consider adding sofrito, a popular raw condiment made with garlic, onion and cilantro, to your diet

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