Eating a diet filled with coffee, fruits, vegetables, and even red wine may help prevent breast cancer, according to a newstudyfrom Spain. Research from the University of Navarra and the University of Jaen finds that certain foods could help protect against the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer thanks to the phenolic acids they contain.
Those essential compounds are found in a range of plant-based foods, including whole grains, blueberries, raspberries, plums, citrus fruits, oats, and rice, and red wine, too.
Researchers followed more than 11-thousand women and their diets over 12 years and found those who ate the highest amounts of a type of phenolic acid had a 62% lower risk for cancer (compared to the women who ate less of the acids). Study authors say they’re not exactly shocked – as they’ve known that eating fruits and veggies can help lower the risk for breast cancer for some time. Eating well and maintaining a healthy weight, is key – but researchers say the findings back up the importance of adding healthy produce as much as possible. As for coffee and wine? Stick to moderation with those.