9 Breast Cancer-Fighting Foods
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Researchers have found that women who eat legumes at least twice a week have lower rates of developing breast cancer than those who eat beans less frequently. All beans are a good source of fiber, but black beans stand out because of the high antioxidant content in their skin. Black beans may also block the circulation of estrodiol, a form of estrogen that’s a problem for those at risk for estrogen-driven breast cancer. The resistant starch found in the beans is thought to mimic estrogen enough to attach to estrogen-receptor sites, allowing excessive and harmful forms of estrogen to pass through the body.