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Dessert Recipes with Colon Cancer Combating Potential

Be inspired by our collection of tempting dessert recipes designed for people who are looking for recipes with colon cancer combating potential. Not only do these dessert dishes contain anti-cancer ingredients, they are also downright delicious and easy to make.

For your convenience, each recipe description below summarizes why the relevant dessert dish may be good for people who want reduce their risk of colon cancer. If you are interested in more information about the colon cancer fighting properties of different foods and nutrients, be also sure to check out the section Diet for Colon Cancer Prevention as well as the section Foods That Help Prevent Colon Cancer.

Carrot Muffins

Most people 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.
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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 muffin recipe calls for low-glycemic ingredients, including raspberries, soy flour, and whole wheat flour. 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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Pear Frost with Ginger

Pears are packed with a type of soluble fiber that has been shown to induce apoptosis in colon cancer cells. Ginger, the other key ingredient in this drink, may also help reduce the risk of colon cancer. In one study, laboratory animals who received gingerol, the main active compound in ginger, were found to have significantly fewer tumors and smaller tumors than animals in the control group.
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Chocolate Cake

Scientists have discovered that people who eat beans and other legumes frequently have a significantly lower risk of many types of cancer, including colon 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 found to possess strong antioxidant properties.
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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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Nettle Crêpes with Raspberries

Don't worry about this dish stinging your mouth; 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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Quinoa Crepes with Applesauce

If your goal is to reduce your risk of developing colon 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, including colorectal 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.
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Fantastic Fiber Muffins

Looking for a high-fiber muffin recipe? These muffins combine wheat bran with whole wheat flour and apples to create a delicious treat that helps you reach your fiber quota.
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Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, they also contain ingredients that help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Bananas have been indicated as a good source of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), compounds that are classified as prebiotics because they promote the growth of probiotic bacteria, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. These healthy bacteria manufacture acetic and lactic acids which inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms
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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 makes the antioxidants in the accompanying blueberry sauce more bioavailable. Blueberries are among the best sources of antioxidants, but consuming milk together with these pleasantly tart berries has been shown to decrease their antioxidant capacity.
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Scandinavian Blueberry Soup

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 powers of wild blueberries were 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 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. The oats provide healthful fiber.
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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 loaded with health-boosting phytochemicals, and epidemiological studies have found a link between an increased consumption of apples and a reduced risk of some types of cancer. Also laboratory experiments have found apples to possess antioxidant properties and inhibit cancer cell proliferation.
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Buckwheat Pancakes with Papaya Purée

Buckwheat is supercharged with rutin, a bioflavonoid with powerful antioxidant properties, while papaya is packed with vitamin C, carotenoids, and folate. What's more, the fiber in papaya has been found to bind carcinogens in the colon and keep them away from the healthy colon cells.
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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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Buckwheat Crepes with Prune Compote

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 the #1 food in terms of antioxidant potential. Also buckwheat is rich in antioxidants.
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