If you’ve ever watched Forks Over Knives, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Food Matters, or read any of the multitude of books out there, like Anticancer, that support a whole-foods, plant based diet and lifestyle, you already know that eating clean offers protection against cancer and even suppression of any disease already present (cancer or otherwise).
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
Mushrooms, flaxseed, soy, collards, kale, carrots, berries, tea, legumes, nuts, oats, and on and on and on. Superfoods can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cholesterol, and more. But it doesn’t work when they’re deep fried, slathered with unhealthy, high-fat dressings or sauces, or barely there in whatever you are eating. You can eat them raw and whole or join me and smoothie it up! I am in for the SimpleGreenSmoothies.com 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. It starts January 1 – that’s TOMORROW. Get your blender ready and stock up on some leafy greens and fruits. It’s time to get healthy (or healthier). Click below to sign up for the challenge. You’ll get emails with details and recipes + shopping lists every Thursday.
Do you already drink green smoothies? Got some great recipes to share? Are you using any boosters like chia/hemp/flax seeds? Coconut oil? Let me know what works best for you!
- TED talk by William Li: Can we eat to starve cancer? (TED.com)
- Angiogenesis Cutting Off Tumor Supply Lines (NutritionFacts.org)
- Breast cancer and diet (my post; includes other links)
- Breast cancer and diet, continued (my post; includes other links)
Great blog. I have once again started to eat better, not just because it New Years. I just had routine blood work done and LDL and Triglicerides is NO bueno. I don’t need to worry about stroke and heart attach after going through cancer.
I have the nutrabullet, and love it. Flax seed is now a staple of mine. I do berries with almond milk.I’m even snacking on raw pumpkinseeds and almonds. I have cut out sugars, red meat( I really miss it) and have pretty much been eating fish. Down 7lbs!
Good luck to you with green smoothies! I will check in to see how you like it.
Just a thought, I saw that you had soy listed. My oncologist advised me to avoid if at all possible since I was PR and ER positive. I have even found it in many of my skin care products 😦 Is that something that is advised to take out on the green smoothies?
Thanks for reading and for your comments! I’ve heard really good things about the NutriBullet AND congrats on the weight loss so far – that’s really great!
A lot of green smoothies call for non-dairy milk, but it doesn’t have to be soy … I use rice milk. With soy it’s best to follow the guidance of your doctor as they know your specific health history and risks. If you do your own research, you’ll get different answers about whether soy is good or bad for you depending on who you ask or what you read. The consensus seems to be that (some will say only fermented) soy is OK as part of a regular diet, but soy supplements are a no no especially for women with specific types of cancer.
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