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Breakfast Recipes for Reducing Colon Cancer Risk

Wondering how to rustle up nutritious breakfast dishes dishes that accommodate the diet requirements of people who want to reduce their risk of colon cancer? This section provides a variety of breakfast ideas and recipes that draw on the anti-cancer properties of specific foods such as blueberries, buckwheat, carrots and oats.

Before you go ahead and unleash the culinary prodigy in you, make sure you have perused the page Diet for Colon Cancer Prevention and the page Foods That Help Prevent Colon Cancer which provide general information about how the food you put into your mouth affects your risk of colorectal cancer.

Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, they also contain ingredients that help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Bananas have been indicated as a good source of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), compounds that are classified as prebiotics because they promote the growth of probiotic bacteria, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. These healthy bacteria manufacture acetic and lactic acids which inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms
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Antioxidant Muffins

These scrumptious muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut family.
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Anthocyanin-Loaded Raspberry and Cherry Smoothie

This smoothie recipe combines sweet raspberries and cherries with tangy ginger infusion. Both raspberries and cherries get their distinctive red color from anthocyanins, plant pigments that have strong antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Ginger in turn is packed with phytochemicals that appear to provide protection against several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.
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Low Glycemic Raspberry Muffins

This muffin recipe is a must-try for those who love muffins but are concerned about the high glycemic rating of most muffins. This recipe uses some of the lowest glycemic muffin batter ingredients, including soy flour, whole wheat flour, and raspberries. The soy and raspberries featured in these muffins also contain isoflavones and ellagic acid, respectively, which have strong anti-oxidant properties.
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Fantastic Fiber Muffins

Looking for a high-fiber muffin recipe? These muffins combine wheat bran with whole wheat flour and apples to create a delicious treat that helps you reach your fiber quota.
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Buckwheat Pancakes with Papaya Purée

Buckwheat is cram-full of rutin, a bioflavonoid with strong antioxidant activity, while papaya is packed with vitamin C, carotenoids, and folate. What's more, the fiber in papaya has been found to bind carcinogens in the colon and keep them away from the healthy colon cells.
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Carrot Muffins

You may already know that carrots are good for eyes, but did you know that they are also an excellent anti-cancer vegetable? Carrots contain falcarinol—a compound that has been shown to inhibit the development of cancer.
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Dairy-Free Blueberry Muesli

Blueberries are one of the greatest health foods of all time and a great anti-cancer food. In vitro studies have found blueberries to be effective at inhibiting colon cancer cell proliferation and inducing cancer cell apoptosis.
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Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes

Eating a bowl of this highly nutritious muesli for breakfast is a great way to start your day. The red grapes featured in this muesli contain resveratrol and quercetin, natural substances with strong antioxidant and anti-cancer activity. The fiber provided by the oats and pears is also beneficial as it binds to carcinogenic substances in the colon.
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Oat and Wheat Germ Muesli with Apples

Wheat germ is a valuable source of vitamin E and a great source of selenium and zinc. These nutrients play an important role in the antioxidant system of the body. Also the oats featured in this tempting muesli have cancer-fighting qualities: they contain avenanthramides, unique antioxidants that may help protect against cancer.
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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.
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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that may help lower your odds of developing colon cancer, go to the main recipe directory of's Guide to Preventing Colon Cancer.