Preventing cancer is better than curing it later. After all, cancer is a preventable disease. You can reduce your risk to it by having a healthy lifestyle, proper diet included. And if you’re looking for the best recipes that may help reduce cancer risk, you may want to refer to the following easy to prepare dishes that include some of the most effective antioxidants on the planet.
Anti-Cancer Recipe #1: Salmon in Tasty Miso Broth
The anti-cancer recipe is so easy to prepare, and it takes only a couple of minutes to cook. It is tasty, yet it is very healthy. Here are the ingredients:
- Two pieces of salmon filets
- One piece of carrot cut into thin slices
- Three pieces of spring onions, cut into thin slices
- Shiitake or enoki mushrooms, chopped
- One piece of red chili chopped into small pieces
- One centimeter ginger, chopped
- Miso paste
- Fish sauce or salt to taste
- Soy sauce to taste
- One liter of fish stock
- Florets of broccoli
Put the filet in a stove cookware, such as a pot or a heavy bottom saucepan. Then, add in the ginger, carrots, chili and mushrooms before adding the miso.
Next, put some soy sauce and fish sauce to the broth before pouring it over the salmon. Simmer until the fish is cooked. Take the fish out and remove its skin off. Flake them into chunks and get them back into the pot. Finally, add in the florets of broccoli and cook it for five minutes. Serve hot.
Anti-Cancer Recipe #2: Apple and Onion Soup
If you love soup but want it low in sodium and high in nutrients, try this delicious soup that makes six servings and takes only a few minutes to prepare. It is a low-calorie meal, which is also low in saturated fat, a good source of fiber and cholesterol free. Here are the ingredients:
- A tablespoon of canola oil
- Two pieces of medium-sized onions, cut into thin slices
- A piece of leek chopped into small pieces
- Three apples diced
- Six cups of low sodium vegetable broth
- Two tablespoons of chopped rosemary
Heat the canola oil in a saucepan and over medium heat before adding in the onions and sautéing them until they’re golden brown. Pour in the vegetable broth and boil it. Add the apples and turn down the heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Anti-Cancer Recipe #3: Carrot Muffins
This healthy, anti-cancer recipe makes 12 muffins and it is a perfect afternoon snack. Baking them is a great way to introduce your kids to vegetables. Here are the ingredients:
- A piece of egg
- Two cups of quinoa flour
- Four tablespoons of canola oil
- A cup of rice milk
- One teaspoon of guar gum
- One-half teaspoon of salt
- Three and a half teaspoons of gluten-free baking powder
- One tablespoon of flaxseed meal
- One teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- One-fourth cup of brown sugar
- One cup of grated carrots
- One-fourth cup of raisins
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius.
- Beat the ingredients together: egg, canola oil and rice milk.
- Combine your dry ingredients in another bowl.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients until they are well blended.
- Add the raisins and carrots and fold them in the rest of the ingredients.
- Fill muffin cups with the batter, but don’t overfill, ideally only 2/3 full.
- Bake the muffins for 20 minutes.
Anti-Cancer Recipe #4: Healthy Salad
If you’re looking for a healthy lunch or dinner that does not take much of your time but gives you the antioxidant goodness of fruits and vegetables, then this is the salad for you.
- One-half cup of fresh lemon juice
- One-third cup of grapeseed oil (Other options: olive oil, avocado oil)
- One tablespoon of grated ginger
- Two tablespoons of maple syrup, optional
- Two tablespoons of wholegrain mustard
- Salt to taste
- Two cups of dinosaur thinly sliced kale
- Two cups of thinly sliced red cabbage
- Two pieces of grated carrots
- Two cups of broccoli
- A piece of thinly sliced red bell pepper
- Two pieces of diced avocados
- One-half cup of chopped parsley
- One cup of walnuts
- A tablespoon of sesame seeds
Put the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend, or whisk them together before setting them aside. Get a large salad bowl and add in the vegetables—carrots, bell pepper, broccoli, cabbage, and kale. Pour in your dressing and toss your salad. Add the avocados, parsley, walnuts and sesame seeds, and then stir all the ingredients. Serve it as a side dish or as an entrée.
Anti-Cancer Recipe #5: Ginger and Turmeric Rice
Another anti-cancer recipe that we shouldn’t forget here is the ginger and turmeric rice. Both ginger and turmeric have their antioxidant properties, which may help fight cancer and promote great health. Here are the ingredients:
- One cup of brown rice
- One tablespoon of canola oil
- One tablespoon of grated ginger
- Two cloves of garlic, minced
- One teaspoon of grated turmeric
- Salt to taste
- Two cups of boiling water
- Fresh lemon juice
- One-half cup of dried cranberries
- Optional for serving: one-fourth cup of pine nuts and one-fourth cup of chopped cilantro
- Soak brown rice in cool water and drain it after 15 minutes.
- Boil water in a kettle while the rice is soaking.
- Get a medium-sized pot and saute garlic and ginger in canola oil for about three minutes.
- Pour over the rice and add the turmeric and some salt, and then saute again for two minutes.
- Get the boiling water and add it to the rice mixture. Simmer for about 35 minutes.
- Stir in the dried cranberries and lemon juice a few minutes before the rice is fully cooked. Re-place the cover and keep cooking.
- Serve it hot. Top it with pine nuts and cilantro.
There you have the best anti-cancer meals that you can start including in meal planning this coming week. After all, prevention is better than cure, isn’t it? And what’s best is that you can prevent cancer with natural foods that you can combine to make delicious yet nutrient-dense recipes for the whole family. Try them today!