Anti-cancer Juice Recipes

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Some fruits and vegetables provide anti-carcinogenic glucosinolates (cancer fighters). When incorporated into the diet, they may improve general health, reduce free radicals in the body and blood stream as well as strengthen the systems in the body. While they are not a cure for cancer, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest some anti-cancer fruits and vegetables can be blended and consumed for a reduced risk of some cancers.

Anti-cancer Juice Recipes
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When starting a dietary program, it is always best to speak with a health care professional before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine. He or she can determine the best combination of juices and supplements that should be taken based on your health, gender, age and general health. While fruits and vegetables are not harmful, many contain high levels of sugar that may raise the level of insulin in the blood. Also, persons undergoing chemotherapy may experience increased nausea and should consult a physician to determine if the following anti-cancer juice recipes can be used as a meal replacement or is suitable for use as a dietary supplement.

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Always wash fruits and vegetables before blending and use a blender or food processor for easy handling and processing. To start the first recipe, wash and peel 1 pound of carrots and a 1/2 of a lemon. Add both ingredients to the blender and then sprinkle in a few green leafs, such as red lettuce or carrot greens. Next, chop 1 apple and then blend all the ingredients to a smooth texture. According to thebestofrawfood.com ("The Best of Raw Food"), this juice provides vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin E and many minerals, including calcium. It is an ideal recipe for breast and skin cancer prevention.

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For a great tomato-flavored anti-cancer recipe, add 3 cups of chopped tomatoes, 1 stalk of celery, 1 cucumber, 3 drops of stevia (optional), 1/2-tsp. of himalaya sea salt, a pinch of pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Blend to a smooth texture. Add 1/4 of an onion, fresh oregano and basil and red bell pepper for more zest. A blender or juicer can be used for this recipe. It is effective as a general anti-cancer fighter.

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Another great anti-cancer juice option is cabbage. The bitter taste may be off putting to some, so add carrot juice to balance the flavor. This vegetable is rich in vitamin K, C, fiber, manganese, B6, folic acid, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, phyto-nutrients and antioxidants. According to the thebestofrawfoods.com, cabbage juice can lower the risk of colon, lung, breast and prostate cancer. Red cabbage is best, but white cabbage as well as kale, broccoli and collard greens can also be used for this anti-cancer juice recipe.

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For a quick anti-cancer juice, blend beetroot (about half), celery (about 20-percent), carrot (about 20 percent), potato (about 3 percent) and radish (about 2-percent). Drink daily.

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