When you include the American Institute for Cancer Research in your estate plans, you make a major difference in the fight against cancer.

Corporate Champions who partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research stand at the forefront of the fight against cancer

The Continuous Update Project (CUP) is an ongoing program that analyzes global research on how diet, nutrition and physical activity affect cancer risk and survival.

A major milestone in cancer research, the Third Expert Report analyzes and synthesizes the evidence gathered in CUP reports and serves as a vital resource for anyone interested in preventing cancer.

Whether you are a healthcare provider, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about cancer prevention, we’re here to help.

AICR has pushed research to new heights, and has helped thousands of communities better understand the intersection of lifestyle, nutrition, and cancer.

Read real-life accounts of how AICR is changing lives through cancer prevention and survivorship.

We bring a detailed policy framework to our advocacy efforts, and provide lawmakers with the scientific evidence they need to achieve our objectives.

AICR champions research that increases understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle, and cancer.

AICR’s resources can help you navigate questions about nutrition and lifestyle, and empower you to advocate for your health.

AICR is committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action. To help you live healthier, we’ve taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations.

November 22, 2016 | 2 minute read

5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving Table

Your Thanksgiving table is full of traditional foods that promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer. We’ve picked our 5 favorite recipes with cancer-fighting foods that the whole family will love. How many of these can you fit in your spread this year?

1. Cranberries: These bright red gems contain vitamin C, dietary fiber and anthocyanins, compounds well-studied for their cancer-fighting properties.

, 5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving TableTry our Cranberry Salsa.

2. Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes with their orange flesh are packed with beta-carotene, a carotenoid with antioxidant properties that may inhibit cancer cell growth and improve immune response. The brighter the orange color of the flesh, the more beta-carotene. Sweet potatoes also are rich in vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

, 5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving TableTry our Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary.

3. Green beans: Cooked green beans contain 4 grams of cancer-preventive fiber per cup, plus some vitamin A and potassium. This casserole dish also features mushrooms, which contain the mineral selenium and compounds called ergosterols; both substances may help to reduce cancer risk.

, 5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving TableTry our Healthy Green Bean Casserole.

4. Whole grains: All whole grains contain fiber. There are several ways fiber may lower risk, including promoting healthful bacteria growth. Whole grains may also help with weight control; excess body fat increases the risk of eleven cancers.

, 5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving TableTry our Whole-Wheat Walnut Bread.

5. Apples: High in fiber, particularly pectin fiber, apples help gut bacteria produce compounds to protect colon cells. Apples also are rich in the phytochemicals quercetin and epicatechin, which researchers are studying for their role in cancer protection.

, 5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving TableTry our Easy Baked Apples with Walnuts and Raisins.

For more holiday recipe ideas, check out our seasonal recipe section. What are you cooking up this week? Let us know in the comments!

Save

Save

One comment on “5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving Table

  1. Kate on

    I am a big fun of veges and fruits. In fact the food I cook and eat has veges or fruit. And luckily I found Bentilia Pasta that is purely organic. And has only one ingredient that is beans. I love eating it with of course a lot of mix fruits. I just want to have a healthier lifestyle and it helped me a lot considering that it is delicious as well.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More From the Blog

Close