Moles don’t always seem like a serious health threat, but they can be deadly and keeping tabs on them is important. Even if you have never had a mole, there is a possibility that you could grow some. Nutrition is related to mole growth which can lead to skin cancer. Here are the top ways you can help prevent mole growth.
The impact of antioxidants
Antioxidants are useful for cleaning out your body, but they may also impact the growth of moles. Keeping my skin healthy and damage free doesn’t just mean using sunscreen, but eating foods that will help prevent cellular damage. The less damage that is done to my skin cells, the less likely I am to develop moles. Some great examples of antioxidant are blueberries, nuts, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and many other fruits and vegetables.
Adding lignans to your diet
From the studies done in 2011, it appears that lignans have an inflammatory effect and may stop the growth of cancerous moles. Lignans are a phytochemical that is found in certain foods like cashews, flax seed, and sunflower seeds. I find it works best when I sneak these foods into breakfast items like oatmeal or cereal. Salads are another great way to make sure I am getting these on a daily basis.
Stop indulging in fats
Healthy fats are a different story, but indulging in unhealthy fats has been linked to melanoma cancer. This type of cancer often begins as a mole. I don’t have a lot of moles, but I want to reduce the chance of my moles contracting cancer, or forming new cancerous ones. Knowing the influence fats have on melanoma makes me think twice about what I am eating. I do my best to stick with healthy fats like avocados, nuts, and beans.
Gluten may be to blame for mole growth
People that struggle with Celiac disease absorb nutrients differently, and are at a high risk for mole growth from consuming gluten. Foods that contain gluten are wheat, rye, and barley. It was once hard to find products without gluten, but now many grocery stores have an isle completely devoted to gluten-free products. I don’t struggle with Celiac disease, but I try to limit my gluten intake anyway by consuming more fruits and vegetables.
Moles can be life-threatening so it is best to know your body and locate any moles. Do a periodic check of these to make sure they are not changing in appearance, and that you are not acquiring new ones. Catching cancer in the beginning stages could save your life!