Our Breast Cancer Get Well Basket makes a caring, empowering gift for someone just diagnosed with or already battling breast cancer. This special basket is based on the same careful research as our Cancer Patient Baskets, but is specifically targeted for individuals with breast cancer.
A balanced diet rich in vitamins (including A, C, and E), minerals (Selenium), phytochemicals (such as Indoles, Perillyl Alcohol, Terpenoids, Lycopene, and Limonoids), and fiber is crucial in combating breast cancer. We've selected some of the tastiest foods containing these cancer-fighters and gathered them in this unique gift basket to aid your special woman in her fight against breast cancer.
Start her day with organic Green Tea
. Green tea contains the antioxidant EGCG which sets in motion cell death in cancer cells, not healthy ones. EGCG may also enhance the body's natural antioxidant system which encourages the elimination of damaging free radicals. Other preliminary research indicates that green tea can help to combat breast, stomach, and skin cancer.
Mid-morning snacks can help fight breast cancer when they consist of healthy, high-fiber, dried fruits. Especially helpful are tropical fruits and citrus fruits. Our choice of snack is Sensible Foods Tropical Blend Crunch Dried fruits with dried pineapples, mangos, bananas, and apples.
Indoles, phytochemicals found in broccoli, appear to fight cancer by triggering detoxification enzyems that prevent chemical carcinogens from forming in the body. For a cancer-fighting lunch, she's sure to enjoy the broccoli soup with Carrot Chips on the side (carrots are rich in vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant).
Continue fighting breast cancer with an afternoon snack of either apricots
(high in beta-carotene
which can help counter the effects of free-radicals and may prevent, or even reverse, some precancerous conditions), dried blackberries, or almonds. Almonds are a great source of the antioxidant vitamin E, and they also contain healthy monounsaturated fats.
For a cancer-fighting dinner, she'll love the organic whole wheat pasta with lycopene
-rich organic tomato sauce. The pasta sauce is flavored with basil, a source of terpenoids which may help render cancer-causing cells ineffective.
Lastly, a cancer-fighting dessert treat of everyone's favorite--chocolate
. Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants, and this decadent bar is paired with orange peel--a source of cancer-fighting lignans.
The Breast Cancer Get Well Basket Includes: