Thursday, February 5, 2009

I was surfing the Internet and found this article on anti-cancer foods. I just thought it was nice to find it all in one place. I added recipes to the more unique foods! Enjoy and feel free to add your own recipes in the comment section!! Happy Health in 2009!

Top Ten Anti-Cancer Foods


Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet Chile Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon minced bird's eye chili
1/4 teaspoon salt

a.In a shallow dish, mix together the coconut milk, fish sauce, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, cilantro, turmeric, curry powder, and white pepper. Add chicken, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

b.Preheat grill for high heat.

c.In a saucepan, combine vinegar, water, sugar, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, bird's eye chili, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir sauce from time to time. Remove from heat and allow to cool before use.

d.Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade, and place chicken on the grill. Cook for 10 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and juices run clear. Brush with sauce before serving. Serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping

2.)Blueberries, Acai Berries, Raspberries, and Cranberries

Antioxidant Smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup acai berry juice (such as Bom Dia Acai Berry with Cacao)
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt (such as Stonyfield)
1 Tbsp. unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a regular or Vita Mix blender. Mix until smooth

3.)Green Tea (two cups a day)

4.)Garlic (some experts also recommend waiting 15 minutes between peeling and chopping the garlic to get the full effects of the active compounds.)

5.)Broccoli and Cabbage (British researchers made headlines last year with a study that showed that men with early signs of developing prostate cancer prevented tumor growth by eating broccoli four times a week. Other studies have shown anti-cancer benefits from eating cabbage, brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables.)

6.)Onions and Leeks (According to the National Institutes of Health, studies of people from Southern Europe who eat a diet high in garlic and onions show a direct relationship between high consumption of "allium" vegetables (all types of garlic, onions, and leeks) and reduced risk of many common cancers.)


8.)Soy (To get the anti-cancer benefits of soy, you need to consume about 50 grams per day of the whole food, such as raw fresh soybeans, known as edamame, dry roasted soybeans, or tofu.)

9.)Red Wine

10.)Watercress and Spinach (According to researchers in Ireland, who released studies in the past two years showing that eating watercress everyday can prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer.)

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