Tomatoes Rich In Lycopene | A Perfect Cancer Fighting Food

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.

Do Fish Oils Really Cause Prostate Cancer?

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.

Recipe: Grilled Chicken Breasts with Blueberry Basil Salsa

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.

Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Thyme Sorbet

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.

Recipe: Mango Avocado Arugula Salad

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.

Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

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.