Eat– for Good Health

What’s more delicious that a stuffed potato with broccoli and cheese besides the fact that it is good for you?  Fill up on cancer-fighting broccoli.  Thanks to its unique compounds that inhibit the growth of breast-cancer cells, eating two cups of broccoli weekly can send your risk of tumors plunging 40%.   Golden Girls portions are slightly smaller for the traditional stuffed potato serving and huge for the broccoli.  Spray with butter spray if you wish– calories are negligible!

Broccoli Stuffed Potato

3 ounces Potato,  baked or microwaved-baked
1/2 cup of broccoli, cooked
3/4 ounce of cheddar cheese, low fat shredded

Steam broccoli and drain.   Halve the baked potato,  place broccoli loosely on top and overflowing, and top with cheddar cheese.

broccoli and cancer

7 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Reba Studebaker

    Kathleen, what is your opinion of the mammogram issue. I’m confused by the news that a government agency recently concluded that women younger than 50 do not need regular mammograms.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Our best bet, Reba, is to discuss our personal history with our doctor. To some extent, family history comes into play. If we notice any kind of lump under the breast surface, we should get a mammogram.

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Mary Alice, a study that I used in our book, GOLD STANDARD OF THIN: research tells us that working out three to five times a week cuts our risk in half! What you say about exercise is right on target with lowering the breast cancer risk.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Trans fats block the action of enzymes that break down carcinogens. Women who eat the most trans fats are twice as likely to develop breast cancer as women who eat the least. Here are a couple of other ways:
    Eat tofu and lower your risk by 20%. Soy contains compounds that prevent damaging estrogens from binding to tissues.
    Munch walnuts– quash errant cells by eating 2 ounces of walnuts which are full of anti-cancer compounds. Doing this daily (unless you are allergic and break out in a rash) will slow breast-cancer growth by 50% according to the American Institute of Cancer Research.

  5. Kathleen Rowland

    Eating 1/2 cup beans daily is another way to cut our breast cancer risk by 30%. Beans contain fiber that binds to toxins and helps whisk them out of our bodies.

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