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September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with Healthy Easy Recipes

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Defend Against Cancer with September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Learning the facts and recognizing the signs are vital in the defense against Cancer.  This month of September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness of the deadliest gynecologic cancer – ovarian cancer. Early detection gives you the best outcome for cancer treatment success. Though research remains unclear on how nutrition and physical activity may be related to ovarian cancer, the American Cancer Society outlines several tips for cancer prevention to reduce your risk.

Reduce Your Risk with Cancer Prevention

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Get regular physical activity.
  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables – at leas 2 ½ cups per day.
  • Choose whole grains
  • Limit how much alcohol you drink (if you drink at all).
  • Protect your skin.
  • Know yourself, your family history, and your risks.
  • Get regular check-ups and cancer screening tests.
  • Avoid tobacco.

Start September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with Healthy Eating

Great Garden Salad from Holly Clegg’s Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook
This recipe is Vegetarian, Diabetic Friendly and Gluten free!  Color equals nutrition and this salad is overflowing with flavor, color and garden fresh favorites. According to the American Cancer Society some studies have found a possible link in eating soy foods and lowering ovarian cancer risk.However, not all studies have found this.

Makes 6 (2/3-cup) servings

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup chopped peeled cucumber
1/3 cup shelled edamame, cooked according to directions and drained
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped avocado
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1.In bowl, combine corn, tomatoes, cucumber, edamame, red onion, and avocado.
2. In small bowl, whisk together lime juice and oil. Toss with corn mixture and season to taste.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 92, Calories from fat 42%, Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 9 mg, Carbohydrate 12 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 3 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat

Terrific Tidbit: Look for frozen shelled edamame in the frozen vegetable section.

Nutritional Nugget: Tomatoes are one of the best sources of lycopene.  Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant helping reduce the risk for heart disease and some cancers.

Find more cancer recipes on my blog from my Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook. Don’t just think about healthy food during September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month -think about it year round.

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