Tip: To find out what kind of olive was used to make the olive, all you have to do is pick up the bottle and look at the label.
The Frozen Food Section
Because some vegetables are not available year-round, the freezer section is a great place to find them. Winter squash is a delicious fall food, and you can buy it frozen, already cut into cubes. Squash contains two cancer fighters, lutein and zeaxanthin. Diets high in squash have been shown to reduce the risk of a cancer of the lymph system called Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The good thing about frozen squash is that frozen is just a good as fresh.
Tip: Squash is easy to cook. Simply heat it up, add some cinnamon (a cancer-fighting spice), and serve it as a delicious side dish with any meal. Or, you can purée it and make squash soup.
The Dairy Section
Don’t walk past this aisle thinking that dairy doesn’t have anything to offer for cancer protection. It does: Certain hard cheeses, like Jarslburg, gouda and edam, are made with bacteria that produce a special form of vitamin K called menaquinone, which has cancer-starving properties. Studies from Europe show that eating hard cheeses can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Try Jarsburg: Its buttery, nutty,and tastes a bit like Swiss Cheese. It is great as a snack or in a sandwich.
Tip: Don’t buy too much cheese at once. Get enough for eat over a couple of days. And don’t store the cheese in plastic wrap. Instead, wrap it in some wax or parchment paper and put that in a plastic bag. This will keep the cheese moist without ruining its taste.
Eat to Defeat, a New Way to Fight Cancer
At the non-profit Angiogenesis Foundation, we are working to bring this type of practical, lifesaving information to the public through our Eat to Defeat Cancer campaign. To learn more about cancer fighting foods and to get recipes, click here.