How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by sillyivy on Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:00 AM
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer that moved to her bones, 3 months ago. She couldn't walk for a long time as the cancer cells literally ate parts of her bones. She must intake extra calcium on top of her diet.
I was wondering if anybody could send me some recipes, or post them here, that are good when fighting cancer? Please?
Note: the diet has to be low-fat and low-sugar. Any ideas? I need to cook something for my mommy that fits in these standards.
by Varody3 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:08 AM
Okay here's a Vegetable Soup that would be good to make when fighting cancer and is healthy for anyone.
Mind your mother: Mom was right. Eat your vegetables. Studies show 90 percent of cancers could have been prevented through nutrition and lifestyle changes. A diet rich in vegetables has been shown to reduce the risk of breast, prostate, bladder and ovarian cancers.
Serves 4-6Ingredients2 tsps extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp earth balance/ or margarine2 onions, peeled and chopped1 stalk celery, washed and chopped1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced1 cup winter squash or butternut squash, chopped3/4 cup potatoes, peeled and diced2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped1 cup broccoli florets, stalks trimmed1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen32 ozs. vegetable stock4 1/2 ozs. plain soy milkHandful of basil leaves, torn not chopped
DirectionsHeat oil and margarine in a heavy-based saucepan and then add onions. Cook until transparent, approximately 5 minutes. Add celery, carrots, squash and potatoes. Stir for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent browning.
Add vegetable stock, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes until vegetables are beginning to soften. Add broccoli, corn and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Allow to cool slightly. Pour contents into a blender or food processor and blend coarsely (for less than 1 minute), to thicken soup, but without losing colors. Add torn basil and serve.
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