Continued from 4 Easy Ways to Prevent Cancer…
#3) Keep a bag of frozen broccoli in your freezer to toss in any meal daily.
You’ll have this pre-washed and chopped cancer-fighter on hand, and it won’t have spoiled like it may have if it was fresh. Think eggs, pastas, stir-fries, on top of pizzas and meals that you order take out, etc. Simply add some of the broccoli in with the sauce of your meal. Chinese Chicken and rice? Microwave some frozen broccoli and mix in it.
Why it helps to prevent cancer:
You’ll get more veggies, as recommended by the ACS to help lower cancer risk.
Cruciferous veggies like broccoli (and cauliflower, cabbage, kale, etc.) are chock full of cancer-fighting properties, but broccoli is the only one with the largest amount of the powerful compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and helps get cancer-causing chemicals out of the body.
Broccoli (and other cruciferous veggies like cauliflower and cabbage as well as some other veggies) form indoles when they are cooked—and they help to kill precancerous cells before they turn malignant.
Eating broccoli raw also has its health advantages since heat damages the enzyme myrosinase, which plays a role in killing precancerous cells.
Did you know?: Frozen veggies are just as nutritious as fresh ones and they both have their benefits! Fresh vegetables may lose nutrients during shipping and storage or when on store shelves as nutrients are lost when vegetables are exposed to light, heat and air. Frozen veggies ensure nutrient retention because they are picked and immediately frozen, nutrients in-tact and locked in—and they also help to make meals quick and easy to prepare. You can keep frozen vegetables in your freezer for months (nearly up to a year!) so you never have to worry about not having vegetables if your fresh ones go bad. Since they’re already cleaned and cut, so you can even defrost them in the fridge during the day before using them at night, toss them in a tomato sauce, soup, casserole or whatever you’re cooking and it’s ready to go in minutes!
Try these easy two recipes:
• Spicy Fried Broccoli
• Orange Banan-apple Smoothie
4) Make this 15-minute easy Vegetarian Loaded Sweet Potato dinner featuring sweet potatoes, cruciferous veggies and turmeric.
This Super Easy meal is a favorite amongst our clients can be made in advance and is loaded with cruciferous veggies and anti-inflammatory cancer-fighters like turmeric.
Why it fights cancer:
Sweet potatoes’ bright orange flesh is a sign that they are rich in beta carotene, and studies have shown that when you eat beta carotene regularly, you can reduce breast cancer risk by as much as 25%. Sweet potato extracts have great potential too, a Japanese study on rats showed that it reduced existing breast cancer tumors while also stopping the growth of new tumors.
Turmeric is a golden-colored spice that is best known for its anti-inflammatory powers, but it’s also a cancer fighter, and may stop breast cancer cells from spreading. If you eat turmeric regularly research shows you’re less likely to get breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer.
Also give these turmeric show stoppers a try:
Lemon-Ginger Turmeric “Detox” Tea.
Vegan Quinoa & Kale Power Protein Bowl
Which of these hacks to help to fight cancer will you try first?