ACC(U)LIFE OCTOBER CHALLENGE
Every 1 lb lost = $1 to Breast Cancer Research!
There’s never been a better time and reason to get healthy!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when you join our October Challenge as an active Acc(u)Member, for every 1 lb you lose during the month of October, we will donate $1 towards breast cancer research.
After registration, make sure to log your weight in your online dashboard at least once a week, so we can count you in!
Obesity and Breast Cancer
Did you know approximately 80% of all breast cancers are estrogen receptive? That means the cancer cells grow in response to the hormone estrogen. Adipose (fat) tissue produces estrogen, especially in men and menopausal women. The more overweight you are, the more estrogen your body produces.
Studies have shown that overweight women who have lost 20 lbs or more, reduced their risk of breast cancer by more than 25%!
Learn more about the relationship between breast cancer, obesity and estrogen:
Why Breast Cancer Research?
Investing in research produces real results. From exploring ways to prevent the disease to learning why some families are more susceptible, we know more about breast cancer today than ever before. Research is improving care, producing better outcomes, and transforming lives every day. When you give to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, you’re funding critical hours in the lab. More time for research means longer, healthier lives for the ones we love.
Antioxidants can play a role in cancer prevention.
Antioxidants work by tracking down free radicals and neutralizing their harmful effects. That helps keep more of the body’s cells healthy and less susceptible to becoming cancerous.
LEARN MORE about how antioxidants can play a role in cancer prevention.
Important facts to remember.
The end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month doesn’t mean we should stop our proactivity about preventing and treating the disease. Here are some important facts worth keeping in mind year round.
There are many nutritious and tasty foods that can help prevent cancer. No one single food on its own can prevent cancer, but if you are willing to stick to a healthy, balanced diet including foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, you have a higher chance of preventing breast and other cancers.
Our Blueberry Popsicle recipe is a tasty way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month and take care of your health. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids and other vitamins that help prevent cell damage.
Garlic and Leek Soup
Findings suggest that high consumption of certain Allium vegetables, in particular garlic and leek, may reduce the risk of breast cancer. With the onset of autumn, what a great time to keep healthy and warm with this Garlic and Leek Soup.
Smoothie Veggie Day
Berries are a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which protect the body from cell damage that could eventually lead to several cancers, including breast cancer. This smoothie is a great way to enjoy your berries and help keep healthy too!
Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, are high in probiotics which are live “healthy” bacteria and yeasts. Probiotics are good for your digestion and can prevent your body from absorbing harmful toxins that cause breast cancer. According to a 2019 study published in Oncology Reviews, probiotics can even strengthen the immune system to fight cancer.
Want a ready made option while on Acc(u)Life? Hawthorne Valley is vinegar free.
It can be a challenge to stay well hydrated during the summer months and/or during cancer treatment. Drinking before you feel thirty and finding fluids and hydrating foods you like the taste of will go a long way in keeping you hydrated and healthy.