01 Jun Foods to Fight Cancer
…and how to prevent it
Cancer is now one of the main diseases many are fighting at younger than ever age groups. Processed foods, medicines, and pollutants are the top reasons why.
So what helps ward off cancer cells effectively?
Avoid excess meat and sugar intake
Keep Body Mass Index (BMI) in the healthy range 18.5-24.9
Move your body with physical activity
Be aware of medicines you are taking and what nutrients they deplete
Don’t smoke; if you do now, quit
Eat foods that offer power nutrients:
Lycopene from cooked tomatoes is a carotenoid that cuts the risk of cancer and heart disease. Lycopene discourages the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors & cancer cells and keeps arterial blood clean.
Fiber from fruits and vegetables helps maintain a healthy BMI and cleanses the body by pushing nutrients through and controlling levels of cancer-fueling hormones.
Omega-3’s from fish like salmon and nuts like walnuts. Omega 3 keeps the body lean and less inflamed, warding off the likelihood of cancer development.
Spices like cinnamon which helps control blood sugar and curcumin in turmeric which acts as an anti-inflammatory and reduces free radicals.
Sweet Pepper & Onion Sauce
1 Bag of sweet pepper medley (red, orange, yellow)
3 Large Ripe Tomatoes
1 Large Garlic Clove, chopped or minced
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Large Can Tomato Puree
1 Small Can Tomato Paste
Spices 1 Tsp. each of Turmeric, Basil, Oregano
Pinch of Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Salt & Ground Pepper to taste
There are two ways to do this…
- Puree peppers, tomatoes, and onion in a food processor for a smoother sauce which is a good choice when making to serve over whole grain pasta or orzo; or,
- Chop peppers, tomatoes, and onion for a chunkier sauce which is a good choice when making to serve over pasta; as well as, eggs, Paninis, or sandwiches.
Sautee garlic and olive oil in a pan on top of stove medium heat until garlic pops just about 1-2 minutes
Take your pepper, tomato, and onion mix in either pureed or chopped form and add to pan.
Add the tomato puree and paste to pan and stir in.
Add all your spices and blend into sauce.
Bring to a boil for about 5-10 minutes.
Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Makes 10-12 Servings
Freeze half of the sauce once it is completely cooled to have on hand.
This is sauce is great to have over whole grain pasta, quinoa, or eggplant; on top of eggs; or even on a sandwich…be creative and enjoy!