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Salad Recipes Featuring Anti-Lung Cancer Nutrients


If you're trying to find exciting salad recipes that are ideal for people who want to reduce their risk of developing lung cancer, this recipe page is for you! Below you find a selection of healthy recipes that combine foods that are among the best natural sources of anti-lung cancer nutrients. But before you get started on these exciting salad recipes, you may want to read the section Diet Tips for Lung Cancer Prevention and the section Foods That Help Fight Lung Cancer which focus on providing more general information about diet and lung cancer.


Arugula, Avocado and Tomato Salad

While extremely low in calories, arugula – also known as rocket – is a real treasure trove of health protecting phytochemicals. It is a particularly good source of glucosinolates which turn into isothiocyanates by the enzyme myrosinase when you chew arugula. 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 reduce 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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Carrot and Avocado Salad

Almost everyone knows that carrots are good for your eyesight, 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 salad contain cancer fighting nutrients such as glutathione, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
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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 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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Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cranberries

Broccoli contains some extraordinary compounds that have been shown to eliminate carcinogenic toxins, reduce DNA damage, induce apoptosis in cancer cells, help prevent benign tumors from turning into malignant tumors, and help prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another. The cancer-fighting potential of raw broccoli—which this recipe calls for—appears to be particularly high: according to one study, cooking may destroy as much as 90% of sulforaphane—the key anti-cancer substance in broccoli. Besides broccoli, this salad boasts a number of other anti-cancer foods, including cranberries (rich in ellagic acid), sunflower seeds (packed with antioxidants such as vitamin E and selenium), and apples and red onions (excellent dietary sources of quercetin).
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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomatoes are known to have a number of interesting properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer. Their most interesting quality: they supply 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 refreshing lift to this dish but which also contains compounds that can significantly reduce the glycemic load of the meal. 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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ACE Salad

This summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul—and to give you extra protection against lung 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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