We are all affected by cancer, in some way shape or form; if we don’t know someone close to us who suffers or has suffered from cancer we at least know someone else who does. Unfortunately it seems to be everywhere. Today’s post includes a running List of Anti Cancer Foods. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables can go a lot further than trimming your waste line; it can actually work towards extending your lifeline. All of these foods can easily be incorporated into your diet with no risk of side affects that many prescription drugs can manifest. If you don’t already try incorporating some of these foods into your diet.
Green Tea is rich in antioxidants that help build your immune system and also get rid of all the gross stuff in your body. Consuming green tea even once a day will drastically help, and also the little perk of caffeine will add a little jump in your step. Do not drink with milk, as this will cancel out the benefits of green tea. Also do not drink if you are pregnant as green tea induces labor.
Leafy Greens (even better if you can combine with a citrus fruit)
Tomatoes / Carrots (cooked in olive oil – help to repair)
Broccoli (contains calcium)
Oats (lowers cholesterol levels and a great source of fibre)
Walnuts (brain health)
Dark Chocolate (natural antioxidants/ increases mood)
(Improves cardiovascular/ skin health) Cooking with olive oil is easy, just don’t heat the oil to smoking heat because it can become carcinogenic, and thus defeating its purpose.
- Toss pasta in olive oil
- Use for salad dressings
- Add to soups/ sauces
- Serve with balsamic vinegar for dipping bread.
Should strive for 25 grams of fibre a day. This can easily be achieved by eating high fibre grains, and plenty of fruit. I love mixing Fibre one original cereal and low fat granola with fat free yogurt and fresh berries.
I always keep bags of frozen veg on hand, and mushrooms and onions in my crisper, so I can throw something together quite quickly. Try to have a salad either for lunch or with dinner this is a sure fire way to get your 5 to 10 a days.
Herbs and spice are a great low cal way to add a little flavor to your meals. Not to mention they also have a lot of great added benefits as well from Alzheimer’s to metabolism boosters. The photo above is a peanut butter Thai dish I love to make with cayenne pepper and ginger super yum!!
- Garlic (blood pressure)
- Turmeric (prevents Alzheimer’s)
- Cayenne Pepper (metabolism booster)
- Green Tea
- Leafy greens
- Dark Chocolate
- Lean Protein
- olive oil
- High Fibre
- 5 Fruits and Veg a day