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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
  • Selenium

Anti-Cancer Diet Rule #3: Mighty Methylators

Provides an excellent source of any of these nutrients:

  • Folate
  • 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
  • FLAXSEED
  • 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
  • TOMATOES
  • 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.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Indian Spice

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...]

Lamb Burgers with Kalamata Olives and Mint Gremolata

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

5.0 from 1 reviews 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 … [Read more...]

Paleo Turkey Pot Pie

2.0 from 1 reviews Paleo Turkey 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 … [Read more...]

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

  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

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)

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

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

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

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...]

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