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.

October 4, 2011 | 1 minute read

Hot Stuff in Your Salad Bowl

You can turn your same old salad into a bowl of thrills with this week’s Health-e-Recipe for Spicy Green Salad. Jalapeno peppers and agave syrup are the secret ingredients in our impressive dressing, which also uses chicken broth to make the oil go further and give you fewer calories.

If you haven’t heard of agave, it’s the name of a cactus-like plant. Its juice is made into agave syrup, a substance that has a slightly thinner consistency than honey – and it’s sweeter, so you can use less than honey for the same results. Jalapeno and other peppers have a compound called capsaicin that studies suggest may reduce inflammation. And high inflammation levels in the body can lead to cancer.

The combination of greens in this salad provide fiber and some vitamins; the other colorful veggies supply plenty of phytochemicals. Cucumber is not as high in cancer-fighting compounds, but its cool, mild taste provides the perfect contrast with our spicy dressing.

You can download a free copy of the AICR brochure, The Cancer Fighters in Your Food. Click here to subscribe to our weekly Health-e-Recipes.

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