Foods that Heal
By Chef Q

“The easiest, least-expensive way to reduce your risk for cancer is just by eating a healthy diet,” says Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH, RD, a researcher at the National Cancer Institute. (
When it comes to a diet rich in cancer-fighting substances, most experts agree that it should consist of a predominantly plant-based diet.

“If you have two-thirds of plant food on your plate, that seems to be enough to avoid excessive amounts of food high in saturated fat,” says Karen Collins, RD, nutritional advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research. (

Top 5 high producing Foods that Heal
(Identified by the American Institute for Cancer Research)
1. Broccoli – Cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus and stomach
2. Carrots – Cancer of the colon, bladder, cervix, prostrate, lungs
3. Tomatoes – Cancer of breast, prostrate
4. Garlic – slow growth of tumors of the prostrate, breast and colon
5. Beans and Legumes – stop and slow cancer cells from reproducing

Recipe of the Month…

Broccoli Salad

Servings: 6
Pork Bacon sure does something wonderful for broccoli, but can be easily substituted by Canadian bacon for a healthier choice. Enjoy this hearty Broccoli party salad, along with cashews, red onions, raisins and mandarins oranges.

10 slices bacon (or ½ cup julienne Canadian Bacon)
1 head fresh broccoli, cut into bite size pieces (par broiled)
¼ cup red onion, chopped
½ cup raisins
¼ cup mandarin\’s oranges
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cashews

1.Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. If using Canadian Bacon (the healthier choice) add a little oil when cooking, as it doesn\’t have the fat.
2.In a medium bowl, combine the broccoli, onion and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and mayonnaise. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
3.Before serving, toss salad with crumbled bacon, mandarin oranges and Cashews.