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Healthy Dessert Recipes for Combating Lung Cancer


Awaken your senses with these decadent dessert dishes! And the best thing is, these dessert recipes combine foods that are thought to have lung cancer combating properties.

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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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Low-Fat Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Not only does this divine dessert tempt your taste buds, it also makes a healthy alternative to many other desserts. The raspberries and apples this dessert features are among the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has strong anti-cancer and antioxidant properties.
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Apple Slices with Cinnamon

This dessert is a cinch to prepare, and it contains only 95 calories! But the benefits of this dish do not end there: apples are packed with phytochemicals, and epidemiological studies have associated an increased consumption of apples with a reduced risk of many cancers. Laboratory tests have found apples to exert strong antioxidant activity and inhibit cancer cell proliferation.
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Nettle Crêpes with Raspberries

No need to worry about this fascinating dessert dish stinging you; the nettle in these crepes will only do you good. Young, cooked stinging nettle shoots are perfectly edible, and they are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids. To maximize the health promoting properties of these crepes, serve them with fresh raspberries; raspberries contain ellagic acid, an extraordinary compound that has been shown to act as a potent anti-carcinogen, anti-mutagen, and inhibitor of cancer.
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Buckwheat Crepes with Prune Compote

Buckwheat provides an abundance of rutin, a bioflavonoid with strong antioxidant properties. Also prunes are an excellent source of antioxidants: a study, which assessed the antioxidant capacity of a wide range of fresh and dried fruit and vegetables using the so-called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) methodology, ranked prunes, or dried plums, the #1 food in terms of antioxidant potential. Prunes had more than twice the antioxidant capacity of other high ranking foods such as blueberries and raisins.
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Antioxidant Muffins

These scrumptious muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut family.
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Low Glycemic Raspberry Muffins

This muffin recipe is a must-try for those who love muffins but are concerned about the high glycemic rating of most muffins. This recipe uses some of the lowest glycemic muffin ingredients, including soy flour, whole wheat flour, and raspberries. The soy and raspberries featured in these muffins also contain isoflavones and ellagic acid, respectively, which have strong anti-oxidant properties.
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Chocolate Cake

According to research, people who eat beans and other legumes on a regular basis have a significantly lower risk of many types of cancer. Guess what? Savoring a piece of this chocolate cake can help you fulfill your body's quota for beans: black beans are a key ingredient in this flourless cake! What's more, this recipe calls for dark, unsweetened cocoa powder—the kind of cocoa that has been shown to possess strong antioxidant properties.
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Rice Pudding with Blueberry Sauce

This rice pudding recipe calls for brown rice, which is a healthy alternative to the more common white rice. In addition, this rice pudding is dairy-free, which helps boost the bioavailability of the antioxidants in the accompanying blueberry sauce. Blueberries are one the best dietary sources of antioxidants, but consuming milk together with these pleasantly tart berries has been shown to decrease their antioxidant capacity.
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Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie

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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Quinoa Crepes with Applesauce

Quinoa provides zinc and some selenium while applesauce is packed with phytochemicals. At least three large scale human studies have associated an increased consumption of apples with a decreased risk of lung cancer.
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