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3 Cancer-fighting recipes

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Recipes that prevent cancer

Eating a wholesome balanced diet, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle are all part of cancer prevention. Recent research shows fresh fruits and vegetables - some better than others - are exceptional in preventing certain types of cancer. Here are three recipes that not only help combat cancer, they taste delish!

Kale

Fight cancer with these foods

Changing your diet and exercising are two of the easiest ways to prevent cancer. For more information, read Foods that fight cancer and Combat cancer with exercise.

Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens are full of lutein, vitamin A, and folate, which may help prevent colon and ovarian cancer. Spinach, kale, collard greens, arugula, and dandelion greens are packed with nutrients and flavor.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cabbage, bok choy, cauliflower, watercress, and Swiss chard all have tons of phytochemicals, which can lower the risk of breast and stomach cancers.

Berries

Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, and red grapes are abundant in antioxidants, which can help repair cell damage.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain antioxidants and lycopene, which can lower the risk of stomach and lung cancer.

Cancer-fighting Recipes

 

Dandelion Greens Salad

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients:
1 large bunch dandelion greens, washed, trimmed
3 green onions, chopped (green and white parts)
3 teaspoons fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste Directions:
Combine greens, onions, and dill in a large bowl. Whisk remaining ingredients together. Toss dressing with greens.

Sweet and Sour Bok Choy

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients:
3 tablespoons salad oil
1 head bok choy, washed, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 sweet onion, sliced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce Directions:
Heat oil in a frying pan. Saute bok choy and onion for 1 minute. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, ginger, and vinegar and pour into pan. Cover with a lid and cook 1 minute. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and soy sauce and pour into pan. Stir well and cook until thick. Serve hot.

Blackberry Pie

Makes 6 to 8 servings Ingredients:
1 quart blackberries
1 10-inch unbaked pie shell
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar (or more to taste)
1 cup milk Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place berries in pie shell. Combine flour with sugar and milk and pour over berries. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until set (place strips of foil on top of crust is it begins to brown too quickly. Related Articles

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