Triple-negative breast cancer cells easily spread to other parts of the body and luteolin has been shown to stop the metastasis. In the near future, luteolin may be utilized in the development of drugs that specifically target triple-negative breast cancer.
If you’re not a fan of foods that contain luteolin, there are luteolin supplements available online or at your local health food store.
Hold the Steak Please!
Unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, the thought of a sizzling steak is enough to make your mouth water.
However, researchers at the University of Wisconsin have found that a diet low in methionine starves triple-negative breast cancer. What does that have to do with eating meat?
Well, methionine is an amino acid that is found in animal products such as eggs, fish, pork, chicken, and beef. The study showed that the removal of methionine from the diet killed triple-negative breast cancer cells and stopped them from growing. Not only that, the diet increased the effectiveness of cancer-fighting drugs.
So, what does a low methionine diet look like? A vegan diet, eating only plant-based foods, will eliminate the presence of methionine. Eating a vegetarian diet or significantly reducing the intake of animal products will decrease the amount of methionine present in the body.
Triple-negative breast cancer may be a tough opponent, but research has shown that what you do in the kitchen packs a powerful punch against triple-negative breast cancer. If you need help with diet planning, contact a nutritionist that specializes in nutrition for cancer patients. Let’s stay in the ring and continue the fight against breast cancer!
Dr. Candace McMillon-Dantley is on a mission to inspire and educate women to health. She is the creator of The Doc Knows, a health and wellness site for women. When she’s not health writing, she is health motivating and educating through presentations on healthy nutrition, self-care, and conditions of the body. Her experiences as a business owner, chiropractor, wife and mom of two resonate with all women. Connect with Dr. Candace on Instagram @drcandace.