The foods we eat affect so much of our daily lives. They affect our moods, our quality of life, and our health in general.
It should come as no surprise to find that foods can be used to fight diseases, including cancer. Cancer prevention, cancer fighting, and cancer recovery can all be aided through diet!
A high-fiber, low-fat diet has been shown to lessen the likelihood of cancer cells multiplying. This diet reduces the amount of estrogen in the bloodstream (reducing the spread of cancer cells), and promotes the movement of waste from the body.
Most Americans consuming the SAD (Standard American Diet) do not consume adequate amounts of fiber. But, how does one introduce more fiber into their diet? It is easier than you may think!
- Breakfast- Try a bowl of fiber rich, whole grain, old-fashioned oatmeal topped with fresh berries for breakfast. Oats are rich in fiber and protein, and berries contain fiber and cancer fighting antioxidants!
- Lunch- Top your salad, or stuff your burrito, with hearty beans or lentils. The dietary fiber and protein packed into legumes will keep you right on schedule!
- Dinner- A colorful plate often indicates a “fiber-ful” plate! Enjoy a delicious vegetable stir-fry served over a whole grain, like brown rice, buckwheat, or quinoa. Fill a baked sweet potato with steamed spinach and a flavorful lentil curry. Make chili with a variety of beans and vegetables!
- Snacks- Munch on fresh fruit, like Apples and Pears for a fiber rich snack, or sprinkle Pumpkin Puree with Cinnamon for a little mid-day “Pumpkin Pie” fix!
“Fiber-ful” Rollin’ Oats Recipes:
- Comfort Muffins (Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free)
- Homemade Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
- Agave Baked Lentils (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
- Pumpkin Chili (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)