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Main Dishes Rich in Anti-Prostate Cancer Nutrients (Cont'd)

Welcome to our collection of recipes for main dishes starring some of the best anti-prostate cancer compounds such as astaxanthin, quercetin, lignans, vitamins, selenium, and zinc. Be aware, however, that this is the second recipe page focused on main dishes featuring anti-prostate cancer ingredients. To view the first page, click here.

Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Salmon provides an excellent source of the healthful omega 3-fatty acids which are believed to have a protective effect against prostate cancer, in addition to their other health benefits. In addition to omega-3s, salmon contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid that has strong antioxidant activity. Also carrots are rich in carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, and can further enhance the cancer-fighting properties of this wholesome salad. The radishes in this dish detoxify the body and deliver a whopping amount of vitamin C, folic acid, and anthocyanins, all of which can help prevent cancer.
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Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tomatoes are known to have many interesting properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Their most attractive quality: they provide lycopene which is a strong antioxidant. Also the onions in this salad can help reduce the odds of cancer. Onions are one of the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The cancer preventing effects of this salad may be further strengthened by balsamic vinegar, which not only adds tons of flavor to this dish but which delivers compounds that can significantly lower the glycemic load of the meal. Low glycemic meals help control the production of insulin and insulin-like growth factor, two hormones that can stimulate tumor proliferation, progression, and spreading within the body.
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Salmon Salad

This salmon salad makes a great anti-cancer meal. Salmon provides an excellent source of omega 3-fatty acids and the carotenoid astaxanthin, both of which are believed to have a protective effect against cancer. Also the cherry tomatoes in this salad have anti-cancer properties due to their high concentration of lycopene, a carotenoid with strong antioxidant properties. In addition, both red onions and capers are packed with quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Dairy-Free Spinach Soup

This delicious, vibrant green spinach soup draws on the health benefits of spinach. Spinach contains compounds that have been shown to prevent the replication of prostate cancer cells and to promote the self-destruction of prostate cancer cells.
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Nourishing Nettle Soup

Nettle—the star of this dish—is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, zinc, and flavonoids. Many of these antioxidants are known to have a synergistic effect and to protect each other from oxidation, thereby enhancing the overall antioxidant prowess of this healthy soup.
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Grandma's Chicken Soup

A laboratory test has now confirmed what grandmas have known for years: chicken soup is good for you. The researchers found that chicken soup and its main ingredients help inhibit the migration of neutrophils—white blood cells that swallow up bacteria and viruses responsible for infectious diseases. Your neutrophil count lies somewhere between 3,000 and 6,000 neutrophils per milliliter of blood, but chemotherapy and some radiotherapy treatments can lower your neutrophil count, making you more prone to getting infections.
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Chicken Soup with Rice and Broccoli

This scrumptious chicken soup features broccoli, a great anti-cancer vegetable that helps neutralize carcinogenic substances, induce apoptosis in prostate cancer cells, reduce DNA mutation, and prevent the development of benign tumors into malignant ones. But the anti-cancer properties of this soup do not end there: also the organic celery in this soup adds to its cancer-thwarting properties. Celery is known to contain at least eight families of cancer-combating compounds.
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Super-Nutritious Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cranberries

Broccoli contains some extraordinary compounds that have been shown to neutralize carcinogenic toxins, fight DNA mutation, trigger apoptosis in cancerous cells, prevent the development of benign tumors into malignant tumors, and prevent the spread of cancer from one organ to another. The cancer-fighting potential of raw broccoli—which this recipe calls for—appears to be particularly high: according to one study, cooking may destroy as much as 90% of sulforaphane—the key anti-cancer substance in broccoli. Besides broccoli, this salad boasts a number of other anti-cancer foods, including cranberries (rich in ellagic acid), sunflower seeds (packed with antioxidants such as vitamin E and selenium), and apples and red onions (excellent dietary sources of quercetin).
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Barley Soup with Beans and Basil

Barley is rich in lignans, phytonutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers such as prostate cancer. Diets rich in beans have also been associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. The basil and tomatoes this recipe calls for also add to the cancer-fighting properties of this scrumptious soup as they are both rich in antioxidant compounds.
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Broccoli and Barley Soup

If you're looking for a great functional food to reduce your risk of prostate cancer, this soup may give you even more than you bargained for. Broccoli, one of the key ingredients in this dish, is the best natural source of sulforaphane, an extraordinary compound that has been identified as the most potent phytochemical inducer of the so-called phase-2 enzymes. Phase-2 enzymes help fight carcinogens and may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Also barley, another key ingredient in this soup, is an excellent weapon in your anti-cancer arsenal as it is rich in lignans, phytonutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers, including prostate cancer.
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