Blueberry-Flax Smoothie

Blueberry-Flax Smoothie Recipe on Breast Cancer Authority BlogStart your day with a blueberry-flax smoothie as part of a cancer prevention plant base diet of fruits and vegetable. Make your diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables that are full of micronutrients and bioflavonoids which are duly noted to help prevent breast cancer or other cancers. Five or more servings per day is recommended by the American Cancer Institute. Red and blueberries hold a significant amount of the necessary cell builders and anti-cancerangetic properties that are a necessity on our tables. For more information read: Maximum Nutrition:Transitioning Toward a Plant-Based Diet With Michael Greger, M.D.

Blueberry-Flax Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbls. flax seed (brown or golden)
  • ½ frozen banana, the riper the better
  • ½ c. frozen blueberries
  • Other fruits (optional)
  • 1 c. organic nutmilk
Directions
  1. Place flax seeds in blender, spice grinder, coffee grinder or food processor and grind into meal.
  2. Blend ground flax seeds, frozen fruit and nutmilk in blender until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately

This delicious blueberry-flax smoothie can be a part of an anti-cancer lifestyle that includes a variety of exercise, organic foods and clean pure water and air. There are a few easy steps to keep the body safe and healthy. Cultivate awareness of what goes into your body; stop and take notice of habits. Ask yourself “Is this good or bad for me? “Will it make me feel better or worse?” We all want to feel alive and vital.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Vegan Ice Cream with Blueberries and Nuts Recipe

Vegan Ice Cream with Blueberries and Nuts Recipe For Cancer PreventionBy: Neeva Kedem, Founder of Never Meat Again.
Another version of the best vegan ice cream I ever tasted! The recipe is pretty “forgiven” – you can always adjust and compensate according to your personal taste.

What you need:

* 1 cup of frozen slices banana
* 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
* 1 tbs maple syrup (or honey for those of you who are using it. In this case please use organic honey)
* Handful wall nuts
* Couple of fresh blueberries to put on top

What to do:

Blend all the ingredients in a strong blender until you get a nice, smooth and super delicious ice cream! If your blender is not too strong, you may need to stop it from time to time and mix everything manually, and then blend again. It’s important that all the nuts will blend into the ice cream.

You may add the fresh blueberries on top for taste and garnish.

Neeva KedemAbout Neeva Kedem: Couple of years ago my life took a nice turn when I became vegan. It happened after my 40th birthday; I kind of realized that my health and energy are not as they used to be, and that change is needed. After reading lots of researches and studies, I understood that eating healthier food that is based on plants and natural ingredients will be the best for me, and so I did. It didn’t happen overnight; first, I gave up red meat. Then chicken, which was very hard for me. And only about a year later – cheese and eggs. Today I can say that being vegan improved my health and energy levels, and that I love being vegan!

Blueberries Are Nutritional Weapons Against Disease

Blueberries-For-Breast-CancerBy: Ellen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®.

In today’s world, blueberries are being heralded as a delicious weapon in the “anti-aging”, or as I prefer to call it, the ‘graceful aging’ arsenal. In a study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture, which appeared in the September 15, 1999, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, rats were fed a blueberry extract diet, rich in naturally derived antioxidants. The rats showed fewer age-related motor changes and out-performed their study counterparts on memory tests. Although strawberry and spinach extracts also improved short term memory, only blueberries supported progress in navigation capabilities and overall co-ordination. This is important because aging often causes challenges with co-ordination and balance. I addition, rats in all the supplement groups had sufficient Vitamin E in the cell membranes of their brains, which increases cellular flexibility and repair. Holly McCord, RD, author of “The Miracle Berry” and Prevention’s Nutrition Editor says, “If you add one food to your diet this year, make it blueberries.” According to McCord, blueberries are the “… single most ferocious food in the supermarket at halting the forces that age you.”

Professor David Morgan at the Alzheimer’s Research Lab at the University of South Florida is also excited about the possibilities of blueberries. Morgan has worked with Tuft’s University on a transgenic model of Alzheimer’s disease and says he hopes the research he’s involved in proves that blueberries are the nutritional answer to disease and aging that they seem to be. With a scientist’s skepticism, he adds, “I doubt that our studies will show blueberries to be the miracle cure some people claim – but I hope they do. Blueberries are an affordable, healthy and delicious remedy.”

To get an even better effect, choose “organic” blueberries whenever possible, to avoid the negative effects associated with pesticides. A good plan of action is to ‘stock up’ on organic blueberries when they are in season, and simple put containers in the freezer to be used at a later date. They can be eaten ‘as is’, or added to healthy breakfast cereals, oatmeal or yogurt for a nutritious start to the day. Another great way to save blueberries for a ‘rainy day’ is to purchase a dehydrator and dry the fresh berries for later use- this is a good way to save many kinds of healthy fruits and vegetables for times when they are not in season.

Try This Blueberry Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 8-12 ounces of Unsweetened Soy Milk or Organic Skim Milk
  • One Scoop of Organic Spirulina or Barley Grass Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon or Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Organic Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 –3 ice cubes

Directions:

Place all together in a blender, and Blend for One Minute
Enjoy a Healthy, High Protein, Nutritious , Low Calorie Meal!

Photo Source: Top Health Remedies

Ellen KamhiEllen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®, can be heard on radio daily. She is the author of several books, including WEIGHT LOSS, the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide. Dr. Kamhi has been involved in natural health care for over 4 decades. She answers consumer questions at http://www.naturesanswer.com, and has a private practice on Long Island. http://www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918

Blueberries- A delicious bargain!

Blueberries for breast cancer preventionBy Ellen Kamhi PhD RN – The Natural Nurse.

Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North American. Native Americans used the berries for food and dye. They believed the five pointed star that forms at the end of fruit signified that the tribal ancestors sent “star berries” as a spiritual gift. When settlers from England arrived in the northeast, local tribes taught them how to use the nutritious and delicious blueberry as part of their food staples. During the Civil War, dried blueberries and blueberry beverages were used as an important food source for soldiers.

Antioxidants are substances that help protect our cells from damage due to ‘free radicals’- molecules that disrupt cell membranes, which can eventually lead to the effects of aging and disease. Among natural sources of antioxidants, blueberries are excellent. A study performed by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston Massachusetts compared 40 common fruits and vegetables and found blueberries as the highest in antioxidant activity. One ½ cup serving of blueberries delivers as much antioxidant power as 5 servings of many other fruits and vegetables!

Blueberries are very high in proanthocyanin, a well-studied specific antioxidant that prevents an excess of free radicals. Blueberries are also high in healthy substances known as flavonoids , including anthocyanin. Anthocyanins, from two Greek words meaning “plant” and “blue”, are responsible for the intense blue and red pigments of blueberries. Over 60 scientific studies link the blue in wild blueberries to good health.

Anthyocyanins have a different chemical structure compared with other common antioxidants such as Vitamin C. This unique structure makes them three to four times more potent than other fruits and vegetables. Although other red or purple fruits such as plums and strawberries also contain anthyocyanin, Blueberries appear to have the highest concentrations of this antioxidant among fruits commercially available in North America.

Blueberries are promising nutritional weapons against disease. In today’s world, blueberries are being heralded as a delicious weapon in the “anti-aging”, or as I prefer to call it, the ‘graceful aging’ arsenal. In a study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture, which appeared in the September 15, 1999, issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, rats were fed a blueberry extract diet, rich in naturally derived antioxidants. The rats showed fewer age-related motor changes and out-performed their study counterparts on memory tests. Although strawberry and spinach extracts also improved short term memory, only blueberries supported progress in navigation capabilities and overall co-ordination. This is important because aging often causes challenges with co-ordination and balance. I addition, rats in all the supplement groups had sufficient Vitamin E in the cell membranes of their brains, which increases cellular flexibility and repair. Holly McCord, RD, author of “The Miracle Berry” and Prevention’s Nutrition Editor says, “If you add one food to your diet this year, make it blueberries.” According to McCord, blueberries are the “… single most ferocious food in the supermarket at halting the forces that age you.”

Professor David Morgan at the Alzheimer’s Research Lab at the University of South Florida is also excited about the possibilities of blueberries. Morgan has worked with Tuft’s University on a transgenic model of Alzheimer’s disease and says he hopes the research he’s involved in proves that blueberries are the nutritional answer to disease and aging that they seem to be. With a scientist’s skepticism, he adds, “I doubt that our studies will show blueberries to be the miracle cure some people claim – but I hope they do. Blueberries are an affordable, healthy and delicious remedy.”

To get an even better effect, choose “organic” blueberries whenever possible, to avoid the negative effects associated with pesticides. A good plan of action is to ‘stock up’ on organic blueberries when they are in season, and simple put containers in the freezer to be used at a later date. They can be eaten ‘as is’, or added to healthy breakfast cereals, oatmeal or yogurt for a nutritious start to the day. Another great way to save blueberries for a ‘rainy day’ is to purchase a dehydrator and dry the fresh berries for later use- this is a good way to save many kinds of healthy fruits and vegetables for times when they are not in season.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe For Breast Cancer Prevention

Try this Blueberry Smoothie:

8-12 ounces of Unsweetened Soy Milk or Organic Skim Milk
One Scoop of Organic Spirulina or Barley Grass Powder
1 Tablespoon or Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
½ cup Organic Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
2 –3 ice cubes
Place all together in a blender, and Blend for One Minute
Enjoy a Healthy, High Protein, Nutritious , Low Calorie Meal!

Ellen KamhiEllen Kamhi PhD RN, The Natural Nurse®, can be heard on radio daily. She is the author of several books, including WEIGHT LOSS, the Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide. Dr. Kamhi has been involved in natural health care for over 4 decades. She answers consumer questions at http://www.naturesanswer.com, and has a private practice on Long Island. http://www.naturalnurse.com 800-829-0918

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