Recipe: Greek Salad with Fresh Oregano

Greek salads, part of a heart healthy and anti-cancer Mediterranean diet are filled with greens, fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, olive oil, nuts and a protein of your choice. Make this a vegan, vegetarian dish by adding beans or add grilled chicken breast or fish for a complete meal that you can put together in minutes. Oregano is a culinary herb with potent antioxidant activity and rich in essential oils that support normal digestive function as well as the plant phenols such as rosmarinic acid carvacrol known to be active against H. Pylori bacterial infections in the stomach, one of the primary causes of stomach ulcers.

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.

Recipe: Watercress and Red Cabbage Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Here is a simple easy to prepare colorful salad rich in cancer fighting phytochemicals and super antioxidants.Both watercress and red cabbage are rich in isothiocyanates that improve detoxification and inflammation function. These sulphur rich plant compounds also promote healthy detoxification and metabolism of estrogen and estrogen excretion leading to improved risk profiles for hormonal cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Recipe: Grated Carrot Apple Salad with Cranberries

A crunchy colorful alternative to cole slaw and a great way to eat more salad. This colorful easy to prepare fiber rich mix is filled with cell protective cancer fighting antioxidants and bioflavonoids including quercitin, carotenoids, epicatechins, potassium and Vitamin C.

Recipe: Arugula and Shaved Fennel Salad

This is a remarkably simple crunchy salad that is filled with cancer fighting plant chemicals. Arugula is a zesty leafy vegetable in the cabbage family rich in sulforaphanes which promote normal detoxification function. Fennel is…

Recipe: Carrot Beet & Mint Salad

This colorful salad is packed with carotenoid super anti-oxidants and anti-cancer flavonoids apigenin and luteolin from mint which supports normal digestive function disrupted by side effects related to chemotherapy. Also included are ginger which supports normal inflammation management and olive oil which contains healthy monounsaturated fats and anti-cancer oleopurein.

Recipe: Watercress Apple and Radish Salad

Watercress is rich in protective and anti-cancer phytochemicals including beta-carotene, lutein and isothiocyanates. The skin of red apples is rich in the anti-cancer flavonoid quercitin. And black sesame seeds are a rich source of plant lignans which normalize estrogen metabolism so important in hormonal cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and anti-cancer phytochemical oleopurein. It is really easy to eat healthy food packed with plant chemicals that protect and promote health!!

Recipe: Asian Napa Cabbage Coleslaw with Miso Dressing

This is a salad that can be served all year long. Cabbage family vegetables, including Asian Napa cabbage, are rich in anti-cancer phytochemicals called sulphoraphanes. The fresh miso provides a source of friendly healthy bacteria which are important to normal intestinal function and normal hormone metabolism. All vegetable dishes are rich in antioxidants and fiber. Including fermented foods in the diet (such as miso, fermented soybean paste) also contributes to lower rates of obesity and less body fat.