The Anti-Cancer Diet
Better Nutrition|June 2021
Disease-proof your plate with science-backed foods shown to reduce cancer risk.
LISA TURNER

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Spinach Salad with Tahini Dressing

Serves 4

Salad:

5 cups baby spinach

½ cucumber, sliced

½ cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

4 radishes, thinly sliced

2 Tbs. unsalted sunflower seeds

10 cherry tomatoes, halved

Dressing:

½ cup fresh lemon juice

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

¹⁄³ cup tahini

2 Tbs. maple syrup or honey

2 garlic cloves, minced

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

1. Combine all salad ingredients in large salad bowl.

2. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, maple syrup, and garlic in blender, and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Pour dressing over salad, and toss to coat.

Per serving: 520 cal; 9g prot; 41g total fat (6g sat fat); 37g carb; 0mg chol; 140mg sod; 9g fiber; 18g sugar

Recipe excerpted from Ancient Remedies by Dr. Josh Axe.

Cancer is the scariest disease, and one of the most common. It’s the second-leading cause of death in the United States, and about 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. While genetics do play a role, the vast majority of cancers are largely preventable—as many as 90 to 95 percent of cancer deaths are attributed to lifestyle factors including smoking, alcohol consumption, sun exposure, obesity, stress, and diet. So how you live and what you eat can dramatically slash your chances of getting cancer.

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