Anti-Cancer Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3 apples
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 hand full of spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tea spoon of chia seed

Fiber smoothie

Preparation:

Juice the apples and lemon, then add the rest of the ingredients in the blender along with the juice. And blend until smooth.

Look what’s in it!

Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, K, beta-carotene and minerals calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, malic acid, nectin, ellagic acid.

How it will help me?

Although some preliminary results show apple benefits for several different cancer types (especially colon cancer and breast cancer), it’s the area of lung cancer benefits that stand out in the apple research. There are numerous studies involving vegetable/fruit intake and risk of lung cancer. The number of subjects in these studies numbers into the high hundreds of thousands. Although many research studies show an impressive ability of overall fruit and/or vegetable intake to lower lung cancer risk, very few individual fruits show up as protective against lung cancer. Except apples! It’s really quite remarkable how apples have been one of the few fruits to demonstrate this unique relationship with lung cancer risk reduction. (Interestingly, this same phenomenon has to some extent also been present in research on asthma.) Researchers aren’t certain why apples are so closely associated with reduction of lung cancer risk. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits are definitely involved here, but they don’t fully explain why apples are such a standout in this health benefit area. We look forward to future research that will help shed light on this unique capacity in apples.


Categories: Recipes, Smoothies

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