Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Eat to Beat Cancer! (part 1)

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  What you may not know is there are many foods that fight cancer.
Vegetables are a great start to fight cancer-causing cells. 
From Beating Cancer with Nutrition:
Atomic Red Carrots
-Red Onions
Red Burgundy Onions
 "A recent study from the National Cancer Institute found that individuals who ate the most allium vegetables (red onions, scallions, garlic, chives and leeks) had a nearly 50 percent lower cancer risk than those who ate the least. Some laboratory studies have shown that the natural substances in these vegetables have anti-tumor effects. Other studies link the vegetables with a lower risk of cancer of the colon, stomach, prostate, esophagus, breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus)."

Organic forms of selenium, a trace mineral in plants and grain-fed animal protein, may guard against breast cancer by normalizing the body's circadian rhythms (the internal clock that regulates how many estrogen receptors -- often linked to the disease -- your cells produce). Get your beneficial daily dose, 55 micrograms, with the selenium-rich foods here and double down on their other health perks.

Other sources of cancer-fighting foods are:

Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup: 11 micrograms selenium
Also contains:
Calcium: strengthens bones

Portobello Mushroom
1 cup, grilled and sliced: 27 micrograms selenium
Also contains:
Potassium: regulates heart function

Next, I'll share foods to eliminate in order to beat cancer!

*Before I forget, the Mary's Salsa Pack seed Giveaway starts this week!  
October 4th at 6am through October 12th at Midnight.*
The Mary's Salsa Pack includes one seed packet of the following:
-Ace 55 Tomato
-Jalapeno Pepper
-Anaheim Pepper
-Red Burgundy Onion
*All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated, non-hybrid, heirloom Seeds.  For more information, go to Mary's Heirloom Seeds and read about why I chose to grow only heirloom seeds.*


Empowered Momma J said...

Informative, to the point and healthy conscious post....love. Thank you for sharing.

Becca said...

Thanks for sharing these important facts at A Humble Bumble :)

Unknown said...

Selenium is important for thyroid health too.

Becky Elmuccio said...

Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Greens! This is a great list for folks to know about in order to live a healthy lifestyle.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love all those veggies - although I'm not sure I've ever had a red onion.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative and informative post ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Mamal Diane said...

Love all the veggies. Great information to know. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week!

Mary Smith said...

Thank you everyone for your positive comments!
If you have a chance, enter the Salsa Garden Pack giveaway (opened today).
Includes tomato and red onion heirloom seeds!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Informative post I truly think it is an important message. Thank you. B

Leslie Monroe said...

We are what we eat!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Good to know! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Mary Smith said...

Always happy to share health info! Don't forget to sign up for the Salsa Garden pack Giveaway! It's okay if you don't have a garden.

The pack makes a GREAT gift!

Katherines Corner said...

something everyone should read. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite things hop. Big hugs!

Mary said...

Something we should all keep in mind. Great post!

Unknown said...

Good post... I feel so bad because I don't eat veggies. I don't smoke and don't drink alcohol, I practice sport but I love pastas and rice :( But, I taught my son to eat veggies... That's a good training for his health.
I stopped by from the sincerely paula's Hop and I'm a new GFC follower. Have a nice week end


Paula said...

These are really great tips! I've never heard of Atomic Red Carrots before. Wonder if they taste any different than orange carrots?

I forgot to mention when I commented previously that I'm your newest GFC follower :)


mail4rosey said...

Excellent post and good news for everyone to know!

Unknown said...

I really need the list about what to cut out. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the great information and the reminder to eat those veggies!

Mary Smith said...

Super awesome news to share! Eat to Beat Cancer part 2 is up! Check it out and let me know what you think!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the reminder to ea my veggies. Does marinara sauce count as a tomato? Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

Cheerios and Lattes said...

Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week with more!

Jessica said...

This is a great choice for a topic! Very beneficial- thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday!

Adorned From Above said...

Great information. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

amanda said...

Congratulations! You have been featured on Natural Living Monday! i cant wait to see what you have to share this week!


Emma T. said...

Thanks for this great post! Do you recommend eating these raw or cooked??