While this simple and delicious recipe is just a side dish, its golden crown and rich aroma will make it the center of attention on your dinner table. Coated with fragrant spices - including the powerful healing spice turmeric - and then roasted until tender, our Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to Tandoori Chicken and other classic Indian dishes. Fight Cancer … [Read more...]
Anti-Cancer Recipes for Cellular Health
Are you concerned about cancer? Then get serious about your diet. In fact, research shows that 80% of all cancers can be prevented through diet and lifestyle.
But what kind of recipes are anti-cancer recipes?
A cancer-fighting diet is one that is rich in antioxidants from colorful fruits and veggies, low in sugar (aka “cancer fertilizer”), packed with B vitamins that promote healthy cell division, rich in anti-inflammatory cancer-fighting fats and low in those that promote inflammation, free of hormones, pesticides and toxins. It also provides an assortment of powerful cancer-fighting foods that are optimally prepared to preserve their nutrients and prevent cancer-promoting compounds.
Here are the specific criteria for “Anti-Cancer Recipes” at Healing Gourmet:
Anti-Cancer Diet Rule #1: Low in Sugar
- Contains less than 10 grams sugar per serving
Anti-Cancer Recipes Rule #2: Cell-Protecting Antioxidants
Provides an excellent source of any of these key antioxidants:
- Vitamin A or Beta-carotene
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Anti-Cancer Diet Rule #3: Mighty Methylators
Provides an excellent source of any of these nutrients:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B6
Anti-Cancer Recipes Rule #4: Inflammation-Fighting Fats
Provides a rich source of any of these anti-inflammatory fats:
- EPA/DHA omega-3
- ALA omega-3
- MUFA (5 grams/serving)
Anti-Cancer Diet Rule #5: Free of Hormones, Pesticides and Toxins
All recipes at Healing Gourmet are free from the endocrine-disrupting and cancer-promoting toxins found in our conventional food supply. This means NO BPA, PCBs, dioxins, rBST, PFCs, pesticides, antibiotics, artificial sweeteners, harmful additives or preservatives.
Anti-Cancer Recipes Rule #6: Optimally Prepared
Foods cooked at high temperatures create cancer-promoting byproducts including HCAs, LOPs, AGEs and acrylamide. Cooking foods at their appropriate temperature range, marinating and using healthy cooking techniques reduces or eliminates these nasty compounds.
Anti-Cancer Diet Rule #7: Cancer-Fighting Foods
Contains any of these key phytonutrient and fiber-rich, cancer-fighting fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices:
- ALLIUMS: garlic, onions, shallots, chives, leeks
- BERRIES: blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries
- CITRUS: lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, tangerines
- CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES: bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, watercress, arugula, horseradish
- WINTER SQUASH, SWEET POTATOES & YAMS
- HERBS: basil, oregano, rosemary
- MUSHROOMS: white button mushrooms, shitake mushrooms, crimini mushrooms, portabella mushrooms, oyster mushrooms
- OLIVE OIL
- SEA VEGETABLES: spirulina, chlorella, hijiki, nori
- TEA: green tea, white tea, black tea
- TURMERIC & GINGER
Regular vigorous exercise, optimal vitamin D levels (ideally obtained from sun exposure), restful sleep and maintaining a healthy weight are also critical to guard against cancer.
Learn more about protecting your cells and how foods and nutrients can help in our anti-cancer diet section.
When you think of a burger, lamb may not immediately come to mind. But it should! Not only does lamb make for a moist and juicy burger. It's packed with nutrition too. Lamb Burgers: The "Supermeat" You're Not Eating In fact, just four ounces of lamb provides an excellent source of five key nutrients - including 49% of the RDA for cancer-fighting selenium and 41% of the RDA for heart-healthy … [Read more...]
Paleo “Secret Ingredient” Meatloaf Recipe Print Ingredients 1 pound pastured pork, ground 16 oz. pastured chicken livers 2 stalks organic celery, finely diced ½ Tbsp. organic dried thyme 2 tsp. smoked paprika 1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses 8 tsp. Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos 1 Tbsp. organic raw apple cider vinegar ¼ Tbsp. Olivado Macadamia Nut Oil 1 Tbsp. organic dried … [Read more...]
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A thick stack of fluffy pancakes, fresh off the griddle... topped with a melting butter and a drizzle of REAL maple syrup. Sounds tempting, doesn't it? But if you follow a healthy low glycemic diet, you know that devouring a pile of pancakes is just about one of the worst things you can do for your health. In fact, an average serving of two pancakes with "butter" and syrup contains … [Read more...]
Asparagus Omelet Recipe Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients ½ small organic red onion, diced 4 large pastured-eggs ¼ tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 6 spears, small organic aspsragus, cut into 1 inch pieces Instructions In a small, safe nonstick skillet, heat ½ cup … [Read more...]
Pan Roasted Wild Salmon with Olives (Dairy Free) Recipe Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients ¼ tsp. Celtic sea salt 16 small organic Kalamata olives 2 Tbsp. fresh organic basil leaves, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp. organic avocado oil ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 24 oz. wild Alaskan salmon … [Read more...]
Sardine Salad Nicoise Recipe Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 cans Wild Planet Sardines in Spring Water 6 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil 16 small organic black olives, cut into halves 8 c. organic mixed greens 4 Tbsp. organic red wine vinegar 16 organic grape tomatoes ½ small organic red onion, … [Read more...]
Lamb Burgers with Herbs Recipe Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 ½ pounds grass-fed ground lamb 2 cloves organic garlic, minced ¼ c. chopped organic red onion ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp. dried organic oregano … [Read more...]
Low Carb Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie Recipe Print Prep time 40 mins Cook time 90 mins Total time 2 hours 10 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 medium organic carrot, thinly sliced 1 ½ c. Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth 3 Tbsp. Spectrum Organic Shortening 1 small organic onion, chopped 3 -8oz. breasts pasture-raised chicken, cut into 1-in chunks ½ tsp. … [Read more...]