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.

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.

February 1, 2011 | 1 minute read

You Say Banana, I Say Plantain

Here’s a new treat to try: today’s Health-e-Recipe for Orange-Glazed Plantains. Plantains are served up in many a South American and Caribbean dish. Because they are less sweet and have a heavier texture than the cousin, the banana, plaintains need cooking before eating.

AICR’s recipe is a healthier preparation than the common deep-frying of plantains for chips. With a tart-sweet glaze of orange juice, cinnamon and a little butter, these baked plantain slices are sprinkled with a little fresh cheese (quesa fresca, sold in Spanish markets) — or you can substitute shredded part-skim mozzarella.

Plantains have even more potassium than bananas, plus vitamins A, C (both cancer-fighting  antioxidants) and B6.   Serve them for an exotic yet easy-to-eat snack, side or dessert.

For more cancer-preventing recipes, visit AICR’s Test Kitchen. Click here to subscribe to weekly AICR Health-e-Recipes.

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