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.

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

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

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March 30, 2011 | 2 minute read

A Sweet and Spicy Treat

Juicy red cherries are among spring’s tastiest treats. Today’s Health-e-Recipe gives you a new twist on cherries: Cherry Salsa. This smallest stone fruit — a category that includes peaches, nectarines and plums — contains a phytochemical called perillyl alcohol that may help protect against cancer. Cherries also contain potassium, an essential mineral, and vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the body’s cells.

Store cherries in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and wash them just before using to preserve their texture longest. If you don’t want to pit cherries for recipes, just buy frozen, unsweetened pitted cherries then thaw, drain (you may want to reserve the delicious juice for drinking) and you’re ready to use them as desired.

Top whole-grain French toast with dark, delicious cherries or put them on vanilla yogurt. Add a half-cup of them to oatmeal or another whole-grain breakfast cereal in the morning to get a serving of fruit. You can even put them in entrees with cooked whole grains or a salad with greens, turkey and a sprinkle of slivered almonds. Or buy a bagful, wash and munch cherries just as they are.

For more healthy recipes, visit AICR’s Test Kitchen. Click here to subscribe to our weekly Health-e-Recipe.

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