Planning a Thanksgiving feast? It doesn't have to be an unhealthy one. There are things you can serve that will actually help fight diseases like cancer.
Nicole Santapola, Health Education & Cancer Prevention MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, and Dawn Napoli, Registered Dietitian MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, stopped by Good Day with 5 foods that help fight cancer.
1 serving (1 c raw) provides 10% of daily recommended amount of VITAMIN C and FIBER
Lowers risk of COLORECTAL, ESOPHAGEAL, MOUTH, PHARYNX, LARYNX, LUNG and STOMACH cancers.
Have antioxidant phytochemicals (flavanoids)
For Thanksgiving: Mix with oranges, apples, pears for a cranberry chutney over turkey. Add to brown rice, bulgar, barley, quinoa or whole wheat stuffing. Mix in for a trail mix as a snack. Add to baked apples, apple crisp, or apple pie.
Lowers risk of COLORECTAL cancer
Excellent source of magnesium, manganese, thiamin, selenium, protein, omega-3
For Thanksgiving: Sprinkle on salads or green bean casserole. Include in baked items and mashed potatoes.
Brocooli, Red Cabbage, Cauliflower, Spinach, Radishes
Excellent source of FOLATE, VITAMIN C, VITAMIN K, POTASSIUM, FIBER, MANGANESE
Reduces risk of COLORECTAL ,MOUTH, PHARYNX, LARYNX, ESOPHAGUS, STOMACH and PANCREATIC CANCER
For Thanksgiving: Roast or bake turnips, parsnips, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower. Dip raw in hummus or spread with peanut butter. Make a spinach salad or broccoli/cauliflower casserole.
Whole wheat breads, rolls, pasta, cereals, oatmeal, wild rice, corn, tabbouleh, tortilla chips
Rich in FIBER, VITAMINS, PHYTOCHEMICALS
Reduces rick of COLORECTAL CANCER
For Thanksgiving: Whole wheat stuffing, brown or wild rice pilaf, whole wheat rolls
Rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C and B6
Reduces risk of COLORECTAL and ESOPHAGEAL CANCER
For Thanksgiving: Basic yams, potato with margarine, sneak into cookies or other baked goods. Use in sweet potato pancakes, casserole, soup.
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