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Main Dishes for Prostate Cancer Prevention (Recipes)


Are you ready to learn to prepare tasty dishes with prostate cancer fighting potential? We've got a host of recipes for you to try! The recipes in this section call for ingredients that deliver significant amounts of nutrients and phytochemicals like glutathione, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and quercetin which may help prevent prostate cancer. Enjoy!

Now, before you let out your inner foodie and peruse the recipes below, it might be a good idea to check out the page Diet Tips for Fighting Prostate Cancer and the page Foods That Fight Prostate Cancer for more general information about diet and prostate cancer.


Zoodles (Zucchini "Noodles") with Avocado and Tomatoes

Here, we pair zoodles (zucchini cut into thin noodle-like strips) with mashed avocado and halved cherry tomatoes to create a dish that is as good for your body as it is for your taste buds. Loaded with antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, lycopene and glutathione, this vegan dish is perfect for men who want to reduce their risk of developing cancer and degenerative diseases linked to poor antioxidant status. This easy-to-make dish also contains oleic acid and pinolenic acid which appear suppress appetite and promote satiety (great news for those struggling with excess body weight).
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Apple and Onion Soup

This recipe combines apples and onions, two of the best dietary sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has strong anti-cancer properties. Studies have associated the consumption of both apples and onions with a reduced risk of many cancers.
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Wholesome Winter Pea and Watercress Soup

Watercress is an anti-cancer food par excellence. Watercress extracts have been shown to prevent DNA damage that triggers the development of cancer cells, to halt uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells, and to prevent the spread of cancer cells. Watercress extract has also been shown to induce self-destruction of cancerous cells. Also the onion featured in this wonderful soup has anti-cancer properties.
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Tangy Tomato Soup with Basil

Not only do garlic, shallots, and basil lend their flavors to create this flavorsome soup, but they also offer a multitude of health benefits, especially for people who want to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. One study found that men who ate more than ten grams of garlic a day were 50% less likely to get prostate cancer than those who did not. Garlic's ability to reduce the risk of prostate cancer is believed to be attributable to the organosulphur compounds it contains. Shallots, on the other hand, supply quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties while basil is rich in flavonoids which provide antioxidant protection.
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Carrot and Avocado Salad

You probably already know that carrots help maintain 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 around 30% less likely to develop full-scale tumors than the animals in the control group. Also the avocados in this super-nutritious salad provide anti-cancer nutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and glutathione.
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Arugula, Avocado and Tomato Salad

While extremely low in calories, arugula provides a tremendous amount of health-protecting phytochemicals. It is a particularly good source of glucosinolates which are converted 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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Asparagus with Quince Jam and Walnuts

Turbo-charge your anti-cancer diet by eating asparagus, a highly nutritious vegetable that is packed with cancer-fighting nutrients, including glutathione, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and N-acetylcysteine. In addition to asparagus, this mouth-watering recipe features walnuts which are rich in ellagic acid, a phytochemical that can act as a natural anti-carcinogen, anti-mutagen, and inhibitor of cancer.
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Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto

Here's an easy recipe for creating a risotto that's full of flavor and nutrients. Mushrooms are rich in ergothioneine, an antioxidant amino acid that has been shown to be highly effective at scavenging free radicals, while shrimp are loaded with the selenium. Several population studies suggest that the risk of death from prostate cancer is lower among people with a higher intake of the selenium.
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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs beets with carrots to create a potent weapon for fighting prostate 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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Beet and Carrot Soup

This recipe pairs carrots with beets to create a lovely crimson soup that is brimming with nutrients that help prevent prostate cancer. Several studies have found betacyanin, a phytochemical responsible for beets' red-magenta color, to be highly effective at preventing cancer while carrots contain falcarinol, a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer.
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ACE Salad

This summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul — and to give you extra protection against prostate 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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Wholewheat Pasta with Nettle Pesto

Don't worry, this dish won't sting your mouth! Young, blanched nettle leaves are completely edible, and they are packed with antioxidants and flavonoids. The whole wheat pasta this recipe calls for is a healthy alternative to the traditional white pasta.
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Stir-Fried Asparagus with Quinoa Noodles

Asparagus is at the top of the list of foods with the highest concentration of glutathione, a 'master antioxidant' that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. Glutathione appears to have many functions, many of which may contribute to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. For example, it has been shown to be effective at detoxifying foreign substances including carcinogens, boosting the immune system by influencing lymphocytes, and protecting cells against free radical damage.
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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.