It’s a proven fact that cancer feeds on sugar. So why is it that people continue to consume it in heavy doses?
I'm not saying sugar is to blame for cancer; there are a lot of elements that factor in, but we're learning more each day about how cancer cells are affected by sugar. When we think of sugary foods, many of us picture candy, cakes, and soda. Unfortunately, this list also includes certain condiments, white bread, white rice, pastas and, yes, baked potatoes, as these tend to be higher on the glycemic index. I understand that eliminating all these delicious foods from our diet can be difficult, but shouldn’t we be making some kind of an effort? Nobody expects a person to change eating habits over night, but it is possible to change our diet over time.
I may sound overly passionate about this topic. It’s because I know firsthand how terrifying it is to hear that you have cancer and if I had this knowledge earlier in my life, I would have been much more proactive about cancer prevention. At least now I am at peace knowing that I am doing everything within my control to avoid it from reoccurring.
People ask me how I can eat so healthily and if I miss cupcakes, red meat and pastas. The answer is sometimes, but rarely. When the NutriBullet came into my life, I began exploring healthier choices and it opened up a new world of enjoyable, delicious foods that are good for me. I think that we can all relate with the fact that there is a certain level of excitement when it comes to trying out recipes in our NutriBullet. These days, my refrigerator literally looks like a rainbow explosion.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all fruits and vegetables in my household. We eat a lot of healthy fats. In my pre-NutriBullet life, I would never consider eating avocados, walnuts and foods with olive oil or coconut oil. I was always under the impression that these foods make a person gain weight. I use these ingredients everyday now and I've lost 12 lbs!
If I’m in the mood for a sweet treat, there are several delicious NutriBullet recipes to satisfy a sweet tooth. The recipe below is my favorite dessert and can also be used as a clean St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. It is also a nice way to hide spinach in a milkshake for kids.
Green Banana Milkshake
- 1 small handful of rinsed spinach
- About 7 green grapes
- 10 almonds
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Coconut water to max line