Happy Meatless Monday! In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have a roundup of recipes that won’t just help you cook up more vegetarian meals; they may also help you keep breast cancer at bay. The key ingredient is selenium; studies have linked the mineral to lower cancer rates, in general, and some studies have even linked selenium-deficiency to breast cancer, in particular. But for anyone following a vegetarian diet, getting a load of this mineral can be difficult to do: The most common sources are meat and seafood. While vegetables may contain selenium, they’re considered an unreliable source; their selenium content is entirely dependent on the soil they were grown in, so no two farmer’s yields will be alike.
Our solution? Brazil nuts, mushrooms and eggs are a great way to get selenium without eating seafood or meat. Try some of these healthy, vegetarian recipes to incorporate more of these ingredients into your diet: