Pink October – Breast Cancer Awareness

Its October! we at La Juiceria continuously promote a healthy lifestyle and strive to serve you healthy food in town. In conjunction with breast cancer awareness month, have you heard about carcinogenic food? How to avoid in having a risk of cancer? On this awareness month, it’s good to feed a knowledge on several things related to this disease.

Breast cancer awareness is a yearly campaign that intended to educate people about the importance of getting to know more about breast cancer especially on early detection, stages, test, treatment and more. This annual campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st with much activities that focusing on education and donation.


Cancer is a wide term for a class of diseases categorized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy body cells. For breast cancer, it starts with the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then assault surrounding tissues. When cancer cells travel to other parts of the body and starts damaging other tissues and organs, the process is called metastasis.

Some cancer risk factors, such as genetics and environment, are out of our control, but based on research, about 70% of your lifetime risk of cancer is within our control to change, including our diet. The best initiative to preventing cancer is by avoiding cigarettes, limiting alcohol intake, aiming a healthy weight range, and practice a regular exercise. Living in a multicultural country might be a challenge in terms of choosing food as we tend to consume varieties of ingredient and cooking style that lead to carcinogenic. To be much careful on choosing food that can reduce risk of cancer is a part of our vital role.

Anything that we eat can have a powerful effect on our health, including to provide us a risk of cancer. There is certain food that need to avoid for cancer prevention which is a food that contain carcinogen. Carcinogen is a substance that can promote carcinogenesis, a formation process of cancer. Food tend to become carcinogenic through high temperature cooking and through method of cooking like grilling or barbecuing. This food commonly found at street food like satay, skewers, fried food using recycled cooking oil and fried processed food like nugget and sausage. Though most of the food listed are not good for us, there are certain dietary habits that can have a major influence on our risk. For example, eating a traditional Mediterranean diet that rich in fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats like olive oil can lower your risk for a variety of common cancers, including breast cancer.

In one day, for healthy people need to take at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables. Having an adequate number of vitamins and mineral from fruits and vegetables are proven to lower risk of cancer. In addition, those food also is a source of fibre which are good for our body system. Not a fan of veggies? Not a frequent fruits eater? As this healthy option was not easy to comply, this is what La Juiceria works for, to provide good food and drinks that can solve this matter. If you don’t eat, drink it! Our cold-pressed juices have enough mixed of fruits and vegetables to satisfy your daily benefit like vitamins, minerals and fibre need. Before its too late, we need to fuel up our body with something that could protect us from any unwanted exposure especially carcinogen. You also can enjoy eating fruits in a creative way by turn it into a glass of smoothie or a smoothie bowl. In La Juiceria Superfoods, we do have two options of a superfood smoothie bowl which are – Acai Berry Bowl and Pitaya Bowl. These two fancies yet healthy bowl really throw out a bad impression towards healthy food that could be presenting not tasteful and unsatisfying. Our smoothie bowl was made 100% using frozen fruits with a base of our Almond Mylk without added ice. Acai Berry and Pitaya (also known as Dragon fruit) has antioxidant effect that help to fight cancer.

If your family members have a history of cancer, making a small change to your diet and lifestyle which can make a big difference to your long-term health. Those that already been diagnosed with cancer, keep eating a nutritious diet can help to support mood and strengthen your body during this challenging time. Stay healthy and be happy!