Breast Cancer Fighting Salad: Avocado, Tomato and Corn
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, well be cooking up (or mixing) a simple Avocado, Corn and Tomato salad loaded with cancer-fighting ingredients. The zesty salad with its low calorie dressing, created by Food Network star Paula Deen, is perfect as a side dish with Mexican food or as a light snack paired with crackers.
Daily intake of fruits and vegetables has been shown to lower breast cancer risk in women. Avocado is a particularly potent fighter against cancer because it contains the antioxidant Glutathione, which promotes healthy cells that fight against cancer-causing free radicals. The creamy green fruit also supplies you with essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and -6.
For a double dose of cancer fighting fruits, partner your avocado with cherry tomatoes, which contains lycopene, a carotene that not only gives the fruit its bright red pigment but has also been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
1 avocado, cut into half inch cubes
1 pint of halved cherry tomatoes
2 cups of fresh or frozen cooked corn
cup finely diced red onion
For some cozy company, watch the video below and make the salad with Paula Deen herself.
To add the zesty pop to the salad, click here for Paula's dressing recipe and directions.
Tip: Enjoy the salad with green tea, which contains powerful antioxidants that fight a host of diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease.