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Dessert Recipes for Prostate Cancer Prevention
So you want to learn how to create healthy desserts with prostate cancer fighting potential? The dessert recipes below feature some excellent anti-cancer foods including beluberries, apples, carrots, and raspberries. Enjoy!
However, if you are new to this online Guide to Prostate Cancer Prevention, you may want to check out the diet and food sections of this guide (see Diet Tips for Fighting Prostate Cancer and Foods That Fight Prostate Cancer) before you get started with the dessert recipes in this section.
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This recipe pairs sweet mango with refreshing green tea to create a refreshing smoothie that is packed with antioxidant and anti-cancer compounds. See the Recipe
This smoothie combines blueberries and raspberries, two delicious berries that are at the top of the list of anti-cancer foods. See the Recipe
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. See the Recipe
Most people know that carrots are good for your eyesight, but not everyone knows that carrots are also an excellent anti-cancer vegetable. The humble carrot contains falcarinol — a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of certain types of cancer in animal studies. See the Recipe
Buckwheat is a great source of rutin, a bioflavonoid with strong antioxidant activity. 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. Antioxidants protect cells from the effects of free radicals, unstable molecules that can cause DNA damage associated with numerous diseases, including prostate cancer. See the Recipe
If your goal is to reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, it is best to choose low glycemic foods, such as these quinoa crepes, over high glycemic foods. High glycemic foods break down quickly, causing rapid fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels. Foods that have a high GI rating have been linked to the development of several types of cancer. This link is believed to be a related to the ability of high glycemic foods to stimulate the production of the hormones insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF), which can stimulate tumor proliferation, progression, and spreading within the body. See the Recipe
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 cram-full of health-protecting phytochemicals, and epidemiological studies have found a link between an increased consumption of apples with a lowered risk of cancer. Also laboratory tests have shown apples to exert antioxidant effects and inhibit cancer cell proliferation. See the Recipe
This rice pudding recipe calls for brown rice, which is a healthy alternative to the more common white rice. Furthermore, this pudding contains no dairy, which helps boost the bioavailability of the antioxidants in the accompanying blueberry sauce. Blueberries are among the best dietary sources of antioxidants
, but consuming milk together with these pleasantly tart berries has been shown to decrease their antioxidant capacity. See the Recipe
In the Scandinavian countries, , 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. See the Recipe
Not only does this divine dessert tempt your taste buds, it also makes a healthy alternative to many other desserts. The apples and raspberries featured in this crumble are among the best natural sources of quercetin
, a bioflavonoid that has strong anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. See the Recipe
Studies show that people who eat beans and other legumes frequently have a significantly lower risk of many types of cancer. Guess what? Eating a slice 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. See the Recipe
Don't worry about this intriguing dessert stinging your tongue; 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. See the Recipe
For more recipes that may help lower your odds of developing prostate cancer, go to the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Preventing Prostate Cancer.