Apps help women maintain healthy diet to help them reduce risk of breast cancer

There isn't a food or diet proven to prevent breast cancer, but obesity does increase the risk of diagnosis, so desserts and sugar-sweetened beverages should be limited, according to The American Cancer Society. 

The immune system may help to fight cancer, but it isn't enough to get rid of cancer altogether. As a complementary strategy, experts recommend eating mostly vegetables, fruits and whole grains, which have lower fat content and higher fiber.

Here is a list of 10 apps to help you improve your diet:

1. Thrive Market, a Costco company, offers budget-friendly wholesale prices to organic and healthy options. Cost: Free.  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

2. ShopWell allows users to scan items to assess how healthy it will be for you. Cost: Free.  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

3. Is My Food Safe?: It helps users manage expiration dates, safe temperatures and other food safety tips. Cost: Free.  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

4. Healthy Out: This app helps users find low carb options in restaurants across the country. Cost:  .  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

5. Lifesum: This app helps users track habits and provide regular tips depending on the personal goals recorded. Cost:  .  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

6. FatSecret has a food diary that includes pictures and bar code scanning features. Cost: Free.  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

7. YAZIO offers a calorie counter and trackers for blood pressure and blood sugar. Cost Free.  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

8. My Diet Coach has an avatar, reminders, a diet diary, challenges, rewards and reminders. Cost: about $5.  Download here: iTunes | Google Play

9. Water Your Body helps you track water consumption and target. Cost: Free.  Download here: Google Play

10. iDrated helps you track water consumption and target. Cost: Free.  Download here: iTunes 

 

QUICK LESSON :John Hopkins lists the following foods as containing "cancer-fighting" phytochemicals: 

Vegetables:  Broccoli sprouts, mustard, horseradish, tomatoes, garlic, green tea, and onions. 

Fruits: Most fruits, especially the dark yellow, orange and green. 

 

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