Before you head out to the grocery store to stock up on holiday foods you might like to print or download this 45 healthy foods shopping list pulled together by Mary Ellen Herndon, wellness food specialist, and other experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Evidence for obesity as a promoter of several types of cancer as well as heart disease and diabetes in increasing. Adults can avoid holiday weight gain, Herndon says, by stocking up on the cancer-fighting foods on this holiday food grocery list. Naturally, the list is rich in vegetables and fruits -- from acorn squash, berries and dates to pears, quinces, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard and turnips-- and in grains, beans, and lean non-red meat protein sources. Also included are pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and dark chocolate. ...continue reading "Shopping for Healthy Holiday Foods to Fight Obesity and Cancer"
Autumn offers a cornucopia of cancer fighting foods and it's up to all of us to make them part of our daily eating. Stacy Kennedy, a senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, says many fruits and vegetables are at their peak in the fall and it’s a great time to enjoy them as part of a healthy diet.
A visit to a local market can be inspiring this time of year. Below the video, Kennedy shares her ABCs of healthy fall foods along with 5 nutritious and easy to prepare recipes.
1.“A” is for Apple
There may be something to the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Studies suggest that eating at least one apple a day can help prevent throat, mouth, colon, lung and possibly breast cancer. Besides being crisp, sweet, and juicy, apples contain quercetin a nutrient that protects the cell’s DNA from getting damaged that could lead to the development of cancer.
“The key is to eat them raw and with the skin on.” says Kennedy. “That’s where many of the nutrients are found.” She suggests skipping traditional apple pie that’s loaded with sugar and fat. For a healthy alternative, try this apple crisp recipe.
New evidence that red meat and milk products could contribute to the increased risk of cancerous tumors has been found by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Ajit Varki, M.D.
Research at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Ajit Varki, M.D., has shown a new mechanism for how human consumption of red meat and milk products could contribute to the increased risk of cancerous tumors. In brief, people who consume animal products expose their own tissues to close contact with animal molecules. This may set up an immune response.
The new findings suggest that inflammation resulting from a molecule introduced through consumption of red meat and milk could promote tumor growth. The results are published online this week in advance of print publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). ...continue reading "New Evidence That Red Meat Raises Risk of Cancer"