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10 Foods That May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

I’ve always had a pretty healthy lifestyle, but when I discovered a strong history of breast cancer in my immediate and extended family — two of my sisters, an aunt, and a grandmother have had the disease — I doubled down to reduce my risk. And what does that look like? Well, I rarely drink alcohol, I exercise 5-6 days per week, I’m striving to lose those extra pesky pounds that have stuck around for the past few years (thanks, perimenopause!), and I eat a varied diet brimming with healthy, plant-based foods

 

I take comfort in knowing that all of these factors have been shown to reduce my risk,1-6 but still, I’ve wondered, since maintaining a healthy weight with a healthy diet and plenty of physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of several different types of cancer, are there any specific foods I should be eating that may help reduce my risk of breast cancer? Turns out there may be. 

 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a look at 10 foods that may hold promise for potentially helping to prevent breast cancer. Just remember: While no single food can prevent breast cancer, eating a healthy, varied diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight may help reduce the risk of developing it.7
 

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Quiz: Are You Eating Too Much Sugar? Don't Be Tricked By Your Treats!

Sugar can be hidden in the most surprising places, and if you're not careful, you might be consuming more sugar than you think. Take this quiz to test your sugar knowledge and find out if you're eating too much sugar — and we'll give you 10 healthier (but still delicious) alternatives to try! 

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Healthy Tip of the Week: Eat More Veggies

Each week, we’ll highlight some of our favorite healthy habits and the benefits behind them. We’ll also share a quick and simple tip from Heather Lake, a Jenny Craig Health & Lifestyle Contributor, to help support your weight loss goals and inspire you throughout the day! This 12-week series will focus on everything from how to eat more vegetables to delicious ways to incorporate more protein into your meals.

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7 Healthy Dinner Ideas For Families

If you’re part of a busy family, you undoubtedly know that weeknights can get a bit crazy as you wrangle kids’ homework, extracurricular activities and sports — all while trying to get a healthy meal on the table that everyone will not only eat, but actually enjoy. And while it might be tempting to head to the drive-thru on the way home from soccer practice or piano lessons, eating out too often isn’t good for your waistline — or your health.

 

The issue can get even more tricky if you’re on a path to weight loss. After all, you don’t want to spend oodles of time planning and cooking meals that everyone but you can enjoy.

 

But don’t worry: We’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some easy weeknight dinners you can prepare for your family in a flash — and if you’re on the Jenny Craig plan, we’ve included complementary meals you can enjoy alongside your loved ones. (Because who wants to feel left out of those all-important family meals?) Read on for seven quick, easy, healthy meals that are sure to delight the entire family!

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14 Of The Best Protein Sources for Vegetarians

Do you constantly hear nutrition and health experts talking up the benefits of protein? There are plenty of good reasons why! For starters, getting enough protein delivers big benefits when it comes to weight loss

 

Eating a diet full of protein can help you feel satisfied, research shows, and may curb your urge to late-night snack.1 Your metabolism may even get a boost from eating a moderate amount of protein-rich foods, especially when you’re exercising regularly. 

 

Protein also might help preserve your muscle mass when you’re trying to lose weight. One review of research found that people who ate adequate protein, and incorporated strength training, particularly retained their muscle mass.2

 

But here’s the thing: You don’t have to eat meat to get the protein your body needs. There are a number of tasty, protein alternatives to meat. So, if you’re a vegetarian, are cutting back on meat or are just hoping to mix things up, try these protein replacements for meat that are good for your body and your taste buds.
 

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12 Low-Calorie Foods that Can Support Your Weight Loss Goals

It’s a common weight loss scenario: You’re eating right, working out and feeling great. But then, it happens: You find yourself staring at the office vending machine for an afternoon pick-me-up. You’re hungry — but you don’t want to derail your progress!

 

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