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.

April 6, 2011 | 1 minute read

A Surprising Soup

Today’s Health-e-Recipe for White Bean Soup with Spinach, Leeks and Couscous goes beyond the tasty ingredients in its name with some ingredients that may surprise you.

But don’t fret: this recipe is easy. For starters, it doesn’t require pureeing the beans. A chicken broth base (you can substitute vegetable broth, if you like) adds leeks and garlic from the onion family, supplying their powerful cancer-preventive phytochemicals. With carrots you get beta-carotene, an antioxidant that becomes vitamin A in your body. Whole-wheat couscous gives the soup texture and adds more fiber to the soup’s core ingredient:  fiber-rich beans.

Eating more beans is a great idea. They contain protein (14-16 grams per cup), fiber (12-14 grams per cup), essential minerals like potassium, magnesium and iron, plus folate, a B vitamin that is important to consume adequately (but still in moderation) for cancer prevention. They’re filling — but a little bland.

So here’s the fun part: the seasoning. Lemon juice, cumin, mint, bay leaves and parsley (which is high in phytochemicals) all make this soup extremely savory without having to add much salt, if any.

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