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Salad Recipes for Preventing Colon Cancer


Trying to find tempting salad recipes that feature foods with colon cancer preventing properties? Look no further, you have come to the right place! This section provides a wealth of salad recipes that combine foods with potential to prevent colon cancer.

Now, before you unleash the culinary prodigy in you and dive into the recipes below, it might be a good idea to peruse the section Diet Tips for Colon Cancer Prevention and the section Best Foods for Preventing Colon Cancer which provide more general information about how diet can help prevent colon cancer.


Carrot and Avocado Salad

Almost everyone knows that carrots are good for eyes, but did you know that they are also an excellent anti-cancer vegetable? Carrots contain falcarinol—a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer. Researchers found that rats that had pre-cancerous tumors and that were fed carrots were one third less likely to develop full-scale tumors than the animals in the control group. Also the avocados in this super-healthy salad provide anti-cancer nutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione.
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Arugula, Avocado and Tomato Salad

While low in calories, arugula is chock-full of health boosting phytochemicals. It is particularly rich in glucosinolates, phytochemicals that are converted into isothiocyanates by the enzyme myrosinase when the plant is chewed. Isothiocyanates are known to neutralize carcinogens and to inhibit cancer cell proliferation. Also the tomatoes and avocados in this salad possess anti-cancer and antioxidant properties, and the vinegar used to add depth and flavor to this dish contains compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic load of the meal. Low glycemic meals help control the production of insulin and insulin-like growth factor, hormones that can stimulate tumor proliferation, progression, and spreading within the body.
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ACE Salad

This summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul—and to give you extra protection against colon cancer. It is loaded with the ACE vitamins (pro-vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E) that are famous for their strong antioxidant powers.
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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs beets with carrots to create a potent weapon for fighting cancer. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical responsible for beets' intense purple color, to be highly effective at preventing colon cancer while carrots contain falcarinol—a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer. The anti-cancer compounds in beets and carrots are heat-sensitive and therefore it is best to eat these powerful root vegetables raw like in this salad.
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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Salmon provides an excellent source of the healthful omega 3-fatty acids which are believed to have a protective effect against cancer, in addition to their other health benefits. In addition to omega-3s, salmon contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that has strong antioxidant activity. Also carrots are rich in carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, and can further enhance the cancer-fighting properties of this wholesome salad. The radishes in this salad detoxify the body and provide an abundance of vitamin C, folic acid, and anthocyanins, all of which can help prevent cancer.
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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomatoes have a number of extraordinary properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer. Their most notable quality: they provide lycopene which is a strong antioxidant. Also the onions in this salad can help reduce the odds of cancer. Onions are one of the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The cancer preventing effects of this salad may be further strengthened by balsamic vinegar, which not only adds a nice tangy dimension to this salad but which also contains compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic load of this dish. Low glycemic meals help control the production of insulin and insulin-like growth factor, two hormones that can stimulate tumor proliferation, progression, and spreading within the body.
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Ginger and Cucumber Salad

Ginger, one of the oldest spices in the world, is well known for its cold treating powers, but research suggests that it 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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Salmon Salad

This salmon salad makes a great anti-cancer meal. Salmon provides an excellent source of omega 3-fatty acids and the carotenoid astaxanthin, both of which are believed to have a protective effect against cancer. Also the cherry tomatoes in this salad have anti-cancer properties due to their high concentration of lycopene, a carotenoid with strong antioxidant properties. In addition, both red onions and capers are packed with quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
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