Ten Best Foods for Cancer Prevention
April is Cancer Awareness Month. Here are ten of the best nutrient-rich foods for staying cancer-free and ideas for how to get more of them in your
The Huffington Post offers a dozen creative recipes
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Peanuts and peanut butter/Almonds and almond butter
Enjoy nuts alone or with dried berries as an afternoon snack or add to salads and stir-fries. Spread nut butters on whole-grain toast or crackers or mixed
into your morning oatmeal.
Berries (Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries)
Add to your morning cereal or smoothie, lunch's green salad, or serve as dinner's dessert.
Try baked, mashed, in black bean burritos, or sliced and stir-fried with cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne for a Moroccan side dish.
Bake in a light marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs for an easy dinner.
-Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Mix into smoothies.
- Curcumin, an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant
Add to chicken, eggs, and vegetarian Indian dishes with cauliflower and chickpeas.
Tea (Green, black, white, oolong)
Drink daily at breakfast or at your desk at work.
Cruciferous Vegetables (Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage)
Add raw in salads, make cole slaw or broccoli slaw in a light vinaigrette a summer staple, use broccoli and cabbage in Asian stir-fries and cauliflower in
Add pomegranate seeds to smoothies, yogurt and granola, or green salads.
In addition to adding these tasty and nutritious foods to your diet, it is important to reduce others in order to reduce your risk of cancer: processed and
red meat, saturated and trans fats, salt, and sugar.