Since my husband was diagnosed with a kidney cancer last year, we changed gradually our diet. Less meat, less pasta(once a week), baking cakes or scones just time to time, more soups and vegetables dishes. It was hard to say that he can not eat anymore this or that so I was just trying to diminish the recurrence (white bread: once or twice a week). He would ask sometimes for biscuits. I have to say that I am easily tempted: I love white bread (baguette, banette, Parisienne, after all I am french 😉 ) and I do have a sweet tooth so it was difficult to resist.
Few months ago, his aunt who had herself a breast cancer gave him a book concerning anti cancer diet. I started reading it and since then have changed all my perspective of what we are supposed to eat and how. I would sincerely recommend it to everyone not only the ones fighting against the big C.
Everyday our body non only creates bad cells but also is exposed to toxins in our environment (in our food, in our air: pesticides, insecticides, bpa, collagen, cleaning products, perfumes etc.). Everyday our body needs to eliminate these toxins and bad cells. Cancer appears when our body can not defend itself anymore and these bad cells are not destroyed. It is up to us to help it in that “cleaning” process. In that quest we decided to eat as much vegetables, fruits and legumes as possible. One easy way would be juicing!!! So my husband bought a lovely juicer and since we and the children are all having fun trying new recipes. My favourite:
The slimming smoothie
2 golden apples
two stalks celery
1 peeled lime
3cm chunk of fresh ginger root
one half riped avocado
Juice the apples, celery, cucumber, lime and ginger. Place the juice, ice and avocado into the blender and blend until smooth.
I was totally surprised by juicing ginger, not as powerful as usually especially that I am normally not a big fan but that juice is so yummy. a perfect balance between the flavors the freshness of the cucumber and the spicy ginger, the acid lime with the smooth avocado, the right recipe to detoxify after the family feasts during Christmas holidays.
Happy new year to all!