Today, on World Cancer Day, go out and buy some cancer-fighting plants. Here are some musts for your anti-cancer kitchen: Continue reading
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Part 3: What’s On and Off Your Anti-Cancer Platter? Flavonoids & The Mighty Italian Triumverate
Now that you’re no longer a “Proteinaholic,” how do you go about selecting the most nutritious plants among all those shades of red, purple and green?
My first vote goes to “The Mighty Italian Triumvirate,” a combo of Continue reading
Anti-Cancer Foods: Fennel Leaves
What anti-cancer benefits do fennel leaves and walnuts have in common?
Anti-Cancer Foods: Are you Buying the Best Turmeric?
What kind of turmeric powder should we choose for our anti-cancer kitchens? Continue reading
Anti-Cancer Recipe Challenge: Let’s Make Ketchup
What’s wrong with buying ketchup for your anti-cancer diet?
Anti-Cancer Foods: A Yellow Tea to Enhance your Green
What’s on your anti-cancer diet menu this morning? Oat bran and green tea? How about combining the green leaves with these yellow buds for some special effects? Continue reading
Anti-Cancer Recipe: Ginger Tea for Nausea and Other Woes
When you were a kid and feeling queasy, did your mom indulge you with ginger ale? Not a bad hunch, but in many societies, there’s a much more indigenous way of spelling relief: Make ginger tea.
As you know from the post on inflammation, ginger is the great equalizer. It quells inflammation and soothes heartburn, upset stomach and nausea. What’s the key to preparing it? Continue reading
Anti Cancer Recipes: Holly’s Great Greek Beans
Beans are not just good for your heart, as the saying goes. Their high-fiber content helps control your blood sugar and moves foods through your gut, binding carcinogens on the way. That makes them good for preventing other chronic conditions, including diabetes and cancer.
Montreal’s Jittery Cook/blogger Holly Botner has a great recipe for Greek lima beans, inspired by the wealth of great Greek restaurants in Montreal. I like to add some oregano for extra flavor as well as its cancer-fighting properties. Continue reading
Anti-Cancer Foods: Turmeric’s Many Talents
Turmeric, the yellow spice that gives curry its bright color and peppery flavor, has been revered in India and China for thousands of years for its wide range of medicinal properties.
Its active ingredient, curcumin, is arguably nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory and has shown great promise in many studies as an anti-cancer agent —reducing tumor growth and metastases, helping stimulate cancer cells to commit suicide and enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Continue reading