Fuel Your Anti-Cancer Army!
You’ve heard a million times that ‘food is our medicine’. But our lives are busy, leaving us overwhelmed with no spare hours to spend in the kitchen. Preparing meals loaded with the nutrients we need to keep inflammation to minimum and reduce our propensity for chronic illness doesn’t have to be overwhelming or time-consuming. My motto is simple. Maximize nutrient-density through superfoods with minimal preparation! This quick & easy ‘Berry Green Salmon Supreme’ combo of vibrant color and nutrients does just that! Rather than focus on recipes, let’s look at the benefits of the ingredients and understand why they are our anti-cancer warriors!
Potent anti-inflammatory effects of Omega 3 fatty acids promote brain, hormonal and nervous system health, naturally assisting anti-tumor therapies. It’s vitamin D-rich, which has been shown to reduce blood-flow to growing tumors. Its pink color can be attributed to Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant that acts as a free radical scavenger!
Spinach, Kale & Brussel Sprouts
These dark green beauties are rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes & antioxidants, particularly vitamin C & beta-carotene (vitamin A). They’re antibacterial and antiviral, inactivating carcinogens & helping to reprogram cancer cells to die off, thereby preventing tumor formation & metastasis. They contain Isothiocyanates, which help detox the body at the cellular level.
Sprouts & Kimchi
Alkaline & enzymatic, these powerhouses are abundant in probiotics, which promote natural bacterial balance in our intestinal microflora. They’re powerful immune system boosters (more than 80% of our immune system is housed in the gut), aiding to stop tumor growth & encourage cell renewal.
These pretty fruits are super high in anti-oxidants, bursting with vitamin C, vitamin A and gallic acid (a powerful antifungal/antiviral agent, which increases immunity).
Chia Seeds, Avocado & Avocado/Flax oil
These essential ingredients are full of omega 3-rich fats, fiber, phytonutrients & minerals. Highly anti-inflammatory, these alkaline immune boosters feed gut health & decongest & energy our cells.
Turmeric, Garlic, Squeezed Lemon
More than just added flavor, these additions are anti-inflammatory, highly alkaline, anti-tumor, immune-boosting powerhouses!
Bursting with vibrancy, sweet potatoes are loaded with phytochemicals, especially carotenoid antioxidants. Cancer-fighting Beta-carotene boosts immune function, detoxifies & supports liver health. Lutein and zeaxanthin act as antioxidants & protect healthy cells.
We are creatures of habit. We become accustomed to choosing empty foods in a mindless, robotic fashion. Then when health issues start to creep in, we stress about what we ought to eliminate. One change at a time is a more sustainable, less stressful approach. Let’s change our mindset and focus on what we can include, rather than avoiding the ‘forbidden fruit’. If we gradually change habits by ‘crowding out’ the nutritionally-void inflammatory options with foods that cultivate health, new life-long habits are formed.