Tomatoes get their red/orange color from the potent cancer fighting phytochemical, Lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful cell protective antioxidant. It belongs to a large family of potent antioxidants found in foods and healing plants called carotenoids. Lycopene is also found in other red and pink foods such as watermelons, red papayas, pink grapefruit, pink guavas, red carrots, red bell peppers, cayenne pepper, and rose hips.
Cancer Fighting Foods
A recent study on the relationship of EPA DHA fish oils to increased Prostate Cancer risk has raised alarm and created confusion. Here is a statement by my esteemed colleague Dr. Robert Rountree, MD. Dr. Rountree concludes, …it would be premature to stop eating fish or to discontinue taking omega-3 nutritional supplements on the basis of this study. The bottom line here is that this study shows NO CAUSE AND EFFECT relationship.
This is a super summer recipe, a great source of protein topped with colorful salsa packed with super antioxidants that protect your cells and your DNA from damage. By including 8-12 servings of a rainbow of richly colored fruits and vegetables in your diet daily you will be increasing anti-oxidant protection for your cells.
This fruity blueberry salsa is packed with super antioxidant cell protective phytochemicals and is a refreshing side dish to chicken and fish dishes or as a topping for quinoa.
Serve this icy cold, refreshing smoothie for a late afternoon summer snack. It is thirst-quenching and full of powerful antioxidants. It can also be frozen into popsicle molds for a nutritious, kid-friendly snack
Blueberries provide super antioxidant cell protection due the presence of pterostilbene and anthocyanadins. The addition of thyme containing the terpenoids rosmarinic acid and ursolic acid the support normal anti-inflammatory function. Blueberries not only have cancer-fighting but also memory supportive properties.
This is a tasty colorful salad made from ingredients containing a variety of plant antioxidants. There is a traditional saying in India “A Mango A Day Can Keep Cancer Away”. In modern times we know that mangos contain not only super antioxidant carotenoids, but also lupeol, a phytochemical that induces a process called apoptosis a process which turns on a self destruct switch in all cells, including cancer cells.
Click on the link below to watch the video of Dr. Nalini Chilkov talking about Breast Cancer Fighting Foods as a leading edge cancer expert on NBC Access Hollywood in the wake of Angelina Jolie’s…
This Southwestern inspired salad is rich and textured and so nutritious it can serve as a meal in a bowl. Quinoa is often thought of as a grain, but it is really a seed that originated as a nutrient dense staple food of the Incas in the Andes Mountains of South America. Black beans are rich in iron, fiber and protein and avocados are a wonderful source of super antioxidants, healthy monounsaturated healthy fats and glutathione. Cilantro or fresh coriander leaves contribute not only flavor, but also cell protective super antioxidants beta carotene, quercitin and rutin.
BPA Plastics Linked to Cancer . Some conscious food companies are acting responsibily and have decided to use BPA free packaging. Here is a list of BPA Free Food Brands and Products.