1. Eat cruciferous vegetables every day
This includes cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts — which are all great for breast health — according to Funk.
2. Eat antioxidant-rich berries
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are all rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, Funk said.
“These things are free-radical scavengers so, believe it or not, berries make cancer cells commit suicide,” she added. “I blend a cup a day into a shake.”
3. Eat more turmeric
Turmeric, which is activated by black pepper, is a breast health “superfood,” according to Funk. She recommends adding it to a smoothie.
4. Eat more Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry, often sold as “AMLA powder,” has the highest concentration of antioxidants on earth, according to Funk.
5. Eat more mushrooms
Common button mushrooms are also a great source for nutrients when it comes to breast cancer prevention, Funk said.
6. Eat more soy
For years, doctors, including Funk, told breast cancer patients to avoid soy. Funk says that since 2009, however, newer studies have shown benefits of soy products, including tempeh, tofu, edamame and soy milk.
7. Stick to regular bar soaps
Using old-fashioned bar soap instead of antibacterial soap can lessen the risk of toxins you are exposed to.
8. Buy organic when eating the skin of produce
Funk recommends eating organic as often as you can but said it is most important when you’re eating a fruit or vegetable where you’re actually eating its skin, which may have absorbed toxins.
9. Dust and vacuum your home regularly
Dusting and vacuuming is a great way to lessen the number of toxins in the air, according to Funk.
10. Fill your home with household plants
Many house plants naturally absorb toxins, Funk said.