We all know there are benefits to healthy eating - but what you may not realize is that a wholesome diet along with exercise and a healthy weight can prevent cancer. Below are some recipes from Dr. Julia Greer that include some of the best secret weapons ingredients to prevent cancer.
Chilled Apple Oatmeal & Green Tea
Top this oatmeal with some fresh raspberries or dried cherries to add sweetness and get an extra antioxidant boost. This recipe's lignans, found in oats, and calcium, found in milk, may help prevent pancreas and liver cancers. Additionally, Green tea is rich in catechins, which reduce growth of blood vessels needed for tumor growth.
Makes 2 servings, about 3/4 cup each
1/2 cup rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned)
1/2 cup low-fat 1% milk
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp almonds, coarsely chopped
1 tsp pumpkin seeds
1/4 tsp low-calorie sugar substitute
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Serve chilled.