Darkly red and blue colored and brightly orange and yellow colored fruits are an excellent anti-breast cancer weapon and you should include them in your diet every single day, just like you should strive to include many vegetables that are vibrantly colored.
One of the best things about fruits is that you consume them totally raw, so unlike veggies which most people tend to like best cooked, you don’t cook the nutrients out of them and kill beneficial enzymes that are incredibly bioactive in the body. You also don’t kill the multiple anti-cancer antioxidants that are contained within the fruit.
Benefits of putting your fruits in a smoothie
The most obvious benefit of smoothies is that they are a convenient way to get in a TON of your daily allowance of fruits (and veggies too, you can put those in as well!). You’re literally drinking your vitamins and fiber. It also happens to taste like a delightful dessert if you make it with the right ingredients.
The antioxidants that are found in so many of the fruits I use in my smoothies are extremely effective at fighting breast cancer. Vitamin C is a potent cancer fighting antioxidant, and it is one of the most plentiful found in most fruits.
Blasting your body with vitamin C every day helps keep your immunity high, and therefore helps keep not only sickness at bay, but also helps keep your body cancer free since your immune system is key in fighting off cancerous cell development.
The pigments that give dark fruits their color are also highly antioxidant. That’s why the rule of thumb that the more richly colored a fruit or vegetable, the higher their overall cancer fighting antioxidant value.
All fruit – tastes refreshing
I used to make smoothies with yogurt, however I’ve found that making them with all fruit and juice and nixing the dairy and protein are just as satisfying – for me at least. They are literally thick with fiber, and so abundant in vitamins that they really sustain the body for a fairly long time.
Here is what a typical all-fruit smoothie looks like for me:
Orange juice or a naked juice with mango (this lends a great sweetness to the smoothie and still keeps it true to all fruit)
Water (you need this to water it down so it’s not so thick it won’t pour)
Frozen fruits – I typically like strawberries, blueberries, cherries, mangos, bananas, peaches and raspberries. They’re best frozen because it gives your smoothie the frozen aspect that makes it almost like eating sorbet – it’s fun! I like to buy fruits that I see on special fresh, cut them up and freeze them, so you can use any fruit that happens to be on sale, cut it up and freeze it for later. Much more economical than buying the fruits frozen and prepared already.
Blend it all up together, and you’ve got yourself a satifying, delicious, breast cancer fighting start to your day!