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10 Foods That Are Good For Your Breasts

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Many factors can influence whether or not  a women is diagnosed with breast cancer. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, women may be wondering how they can prevent this disease. While various risk factors play a role, your diet directly influences your breast health. Simply by incorporating these foods into your diet,  you can help reduce your risk for breast cancer.

  1. Beans

There are 10 whole grams of fiber in every half cup of beans. When you add this to your recommended daily intake of fiber, you can decrease your risk of breast cancer by 7%! This is an easy side dish to add to any meal or even mix it in some rice. You decide!


  1. Green tea

Ok so it’s not technically a food, but green tea has loads of health benefits! Studies have shown that women who drink at least one cup a day of green tea have lower levels of urinary estrogen, which is a carcinogen of the breast. You can add honey or whatever you like to spice it up a little! Enjoy your relaxing cup of green tea.


  1. Cabbage

Cabbage has high levels of glucosinolates, and research has found that people who include raw or lightly cooked cabbage in their diet at least three times a week were 72% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who ate it twice or less. Pretty crazy, right?]


  1. Salmon

Salmon is super popular among healthy eaters, and it’s because it’s got those omega-3 fatty acids we’re all looking to get! Turns out they’re not just helpful for other health reasons, they’re also good for your breasts. This can even be your excuse to dine out at a fancy restaurant in town, all on account of healthy breasts!


  1. Walnuts

Nuts are always good for you, but studies have linked walnuts specifically to fewer breast cancer tumors and slower growth of those tumors. This is a super easy snack to have at your desk at work or even in a dish while watching tv while you’re winding down from your day.


  1. Vitamin D

Again, not technically a food, but everyone knows that Vitamin D is important not just to breast health, but to overall health as well. Vitamin D can be found in a variety of foods such as cheese, egg yolks, beef liver, tuna, and much more. There are many foods that are rich in Vitamin D, and if you aren’t a big fan of them, don’t sweat it. You can simply get your daily dose of sunshine and call it even.


  1. Pomegranates

Some researchers believe the ellagic acid in pomegranates can help protect against breast cancer by “suppressing estrogen production and preventing the growth of the breast cancer cells”. There definitely still needs to be more research done to prove anything, but for not pomegranates aren’t the worst thing you could be adding to your diet.


  1. Plant-based Diet

This is a general lifestyle change, but it’s definitely one most researchers recommend! Whether you make the giant switch to a plant based diet, or you simply incorporate more healthy food in your life, you will be happy you made the adjustment.


  1. Plums and Peaches

Everyone knows those “p” fruits are good for you, but did you also know that they contain antioxidants that are capable of killing breast cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed? Not to mention, they’re absolutely delicious. I feel like peaches should be considered cheat foods!


  1. Sweet Potatoes

Studies have shown that women with higher levels of carotenoids typically have a lower risk of breast cancer. Sweet potatoes are a great way to stock up on these, so take every opportunity you have to chow down on these tasty yams!


Be proactive about your breast health by undergoing annual mammograms, performing regular at-home exams, and incorporating these foods into your diet. Eating these healthy foods is a simple way to fight breast cancer. If you are at high risk for breast cancer, consider undergoing a breast MRI. If you’re in need of a breast MRI, visit our center and schedule an appointment with one of our board certified radiologists.


How Well Do You Know Your Bones?

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Bone health should be one of your top concerns, which is why we decided to bring some attention to the subject! As with all things, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to your bones. We’re hoping to clear some of those up by bringing you a light hearted game designed by Webmd that will make you a bone expert! So, here’s a list of statements that you have to decide if it is a myth or a fact. All of us at Open MRI of Pueblo bet that you’ll come out on the other end of it and feel like you learned a lot.


Babies have more bones than adults.

True. We’re born with nearly 300 bones. As babies get older, their soft bones fuse together which leave 206 bones in your adult body.


Your bones never stop growing.

False. Your bones actually stop growing when you reach your late 20s. That’s why it’s important to take care of your bones early on, so you don’t have complications down the road!


Your bones aren’t responsible for producing anything.

False. Your bones are actually creating white and red blood cells that are in charge of fighting infection and transporting oxygen and proteins to your tissues.


The most common injury is a fracture clavicle.

True. It’s quite easy to break your collar bone, especially when you have a rough fall. Many people might be surprised that this is the number one fracture!


All of your bones are connected.

False. While most of your bones are indeed connected, you have one bone that is not. Your hyoid, which is at the base of your tongue, is not connected to another bone. It’s actually in a U shape!


Many people are not bone experts, which is why it’s not a surprise if you answered incorrectly on a few of these. It’s important to bring attention to your bone health and start taking action early on. However, it’s never too late to give your bones some attention. You can make lifestyle changes at any age to help your bones live a happier life. Here’s a guide on how to increase your bone health at any age!


Health Researchers Want You To Eat Chocolate



Health researchers want you toJust in time for the end of Valentine’s Day! Health researchers WANT you to eat chocolate! So if you ate too much of it yesterday, fear not, you may be off the hook.


Dr. Georgie Crichton and his colleagues wanted to further document the health benefits of chocolate. Researchers found 968 people between the ages of 23-98 and had each participant fill out a survey that gathered information about their chocolate consumption. Their answers ranged from never, once in a while, to daily.


After collecting their chocolate indulging frequency, their cognitive function was measured through various tests—visual-spatial memory, organization, verbal memory, working memory, scanning, and tracking.


Once they gathered their data, it was apparent that those that ate chocolate once a week significantly out shined the cognitive abilities of those that rarely or never ate chocolate. The ideal chocolate eaters were not only significantly higher, but they outscored the other participants in every category tested.

Researchers were not surprised by the results considering that chocolate contains caffeine which increases alertness. Dr. Crichton noted that these positive effects are not specific to dark chocolate, it also applies to milk chocolate and white chocolate. While it’s obviously that over consumption isn’t healthy, it is perfectly fine to indulge once a week. Feel free to bring in some chocolate to your next MRI appointment, at Open MRI of Pueblo, we won’t mind.