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Drink Recipes That May Offer Protection Against Colon Cancer


Want to learn how to make nutritious smoothies and healthy drinks that can also offer protection against colon cancer? This page provides a bunch of drink recipes featuring healthy foods that deliver copious amounts of colon cancer fighting and colon health promoting nutrients.

Now, before you go ahead and unleash the foodie in you, make sure you have already checked out the page Diet for Colon Cancer Prevention and the page Foods That Help Prevent Colon Cancer which provide basic information about how diet and cancer are related.


Anthocyanin-Loaded Raspberry and Cherry Smoothie

This smoothie recipe combines sweet raspberries and cherries with tangy ginger infusion. Both raspberries and cherries get their distinctive red color from anthocyanins, plant pigments that have strong antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Ginger in turn is packed with phytochemicals that appear to provide protection against several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.
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Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie (with Rice Milk)

This smoothie combines blueberries and raspberries, two delicious berries that are at the top of the list of anti-cancer foods.
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Scandinavian Blueberry Soup

In Scandinavia, blueberry soup is a popular treat that can be served warm as an appetizer or chilled as a dessert. But the benefits of blueberry soup extend far beyond its culinary use. In a laboratory test conducted by USDA researchers, wild blueberries were ranked number one in terms of antioxidant capacity over 40 other tested fruits, berries, and vegetables. The antioxidant activity of wild blueberries was shown to be even stronger than that of cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, plums, or cultivated blueberries.
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Pomegranate & Lingonberry Smoothie

The stars of this smoothie – pomegranate and lingonberries – have been shown to exert inhibitory effects against several types of cancer cells in vitro, including colon cancer cells. Fresh pomegranate arils and dried lingonberries aside, this power-smoothie also contains banana, orange, pumpkin seeds and red grape juice.
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Minty Pear Cooler

Pears are rich in pectin, a type of soluble fiber that has been shown to induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Mint, on the other hand, contains perillyl alcohol (POH) which has been found to be effective at destroying a variety of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo.
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Cranberry, Grape and Strawberry Smoothie

This intriguing red smoothie contains organic strawberries, purple/red grapes and cranberry juice, all of which contain natural substances that have been shown to exert anti-cancer activity in test tubes.
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Pear Frost with Ginger

Pears are packed with a type of soluble fiber that has been shown to induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Ginger, the other key ingredient in this drink, may also help reduce the risk of colon cancer. In one study, laboratory animals who received gingerol, the main active compound in ginger, were found to have significantly fewer tumors and smaller tumors than animals in the control group.
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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that may help lower your odds of developing colon cancer, go to the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Preventing Colon Cancer.