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Salad Recipes with Prostate Cancer Fighting Foods
Are you ready to learn how to create beautiful salads that also accommodate the nutritional requirements of men who are looking to cut their risk of developing prostate cancer? This section of our Guide to Fighting Prostate Cancer is filled with salad recipes featuring ingredients that deliver hefty doses of potential prostate cancer fighting nutrients.
However, before you turn loose the culinary prodigy in you and get started with the salad recipes below, it might be a good idea to peruse the section Diet Tips for Fighting Prostate Cancer and the page Foods That Fight Prostate Cancer first (if you haven't already done so).
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Broccoli contains some extraordinary compounds that have been shown to fight DNA damage, eliminate carcinogenic toxins, trigger apoptosis in cancerous cells, help prevent the development of benign tumors 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). See the Recipe
Salmon provides an excellent source of the healthful omega 3-fatty acids which are believed to have a protective effect against prostate 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 supply plenty of vitamin C, folic acid, and anthocyanins, all of which can help prevent cancer. See the Recipe
Tomatoes have a number of properties that make them an wonderful natural weapon against cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Their most interesting quality: they are supercharged with 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 an invigorating pungency to this dish but which boasts compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic index rating index 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. See the Recipe
Most people know 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 around 30% less likely to develop full-scale tumors than the animals in the control group. Also the avocados in this salad supply prostate cancer fighting nutrients such as glutathione, vitamin E, and vitamin C. See the Recipe
While low in calories, arugula – also known as rocket – is brimming with health boosting phytochemicals. It is a particularly good source of glucosinolates which turn into isothiocyanates 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 index rating index 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. See the Recipe
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. See the Recipe
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 significant antioxidant activity. 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. See the Recipe
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. 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.