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Del Mar Fairgrounds Cooking Class

Chef-Marian-On-StageYesterday was my last day this summer to do my Del Mar Fairgrounds Cooking Class. This time, it was “Cancer Fighting Foods”.

I created a fun game at The Fair yesterday. I asked you (audience members) questions just to see how much you know about Cancer Fighting Foods, giving you ideas of what to cook if you’re vegan, or what to add as a side dish, to change up the meals you are serving/eating and make them help you prevent cancer.

We gave out prizes like Tix to The Belly Up (they have been a wonderful Chef Marian Sponsor by providing tix on a regular basis for people that win raffles at San Diego Foodies and Euro Lovers & Friends Events that I create) plus spices, scoopers, vanilla candles, and other unexpected gifts including a scarf from The Bali Boutique, Del Mar.

By the way, mad thanks to those of you who showed to my cooking class, from those groups!

So… here we go!


What fruits stimulate cancer-killing immune cells that may also break down cancer-causing substances?

The answer is: Lemons, oranges

What do women use all the time and is linked to blood cancer?

The answer is: Hair Dye according to The National Cancer Institute.

Solution: uncooked fruits and vegetables reduce your gray, and you can find on the web, a potato peel rinse.

What can neutralize and even prevent stomach cancer?

The answer is: Chili peppers and jalapenos

What vegetable may be a cancer fighting compound?

The answer is: Turnips (although we do not have extensive studies on this yet)

What one ingredient is responsible for lipid-lowering, anti-blood coagulation, anti-hypertension, anti-cancer, that is an antioxidant?

The answer is: Garlic

When it comes to details, I turn to The Huffington Post (Huff Post Healthy Living Section). They ran an article quoting Peter McClusky, founder of the Toronto Garlic Festival and that’s where these facts were found.

What can actually neutralize toxic chemicals & flush them out of your system?

Answer from Editor Susan Berg of Prevention Magazine

Phytochemicals (plants have chemicals naturally to fight off bugs, bacteria, viruses) function as antioxidants. These foods that I am talking about can lower your cholesterol, surpass tumor growth, and can prevent heart disease and certain cancers.

Chef Marian with sous chef Kyle, on stage

Chef Marian with sous chef Kyle, on stage

What is a powerful anti-inflammatory that combats certain cancer cells and helps slow tumor growth and can also alleviate nausea from chemotherapy?

The answer is: Ginger

Next question.

What fruits lower inflammation?

The answer is: Berries, Cherries, Citrus and Pineapple – they all help with easing inflammation

What Spices lower inflammation?

The answer is: Basil, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, Thyme and Turmeric

What contains twice as many anti-oxidents as a glass of red wine and is equally fun?

The answer is: 70% cocao Chocolate. According to One Green Planet, cacoa is raw has more nutrients, while cocoa is heated and has less, but is still good for you.

Difference between cocao and cocoa? It’s basically the same thing. However, powder is heated, while Cocao is raw and has more nutrients. Both are good, but obviously Cocao is better for you.

What dried fruit kills bad bacteria in your body and according to the Institute of Physical & Chemical Research in Tokyo is highly effective at shrinking tumors?

The answer is: Figs

According to an article by the Cancer Cure Foundation, what foods have the ability to help stave off cancer and some can even help inhibit cancer cell growth or reduce tumor size?

The answer is: Avocados, Crucifurous Vegetables

Name one (1) Crucifurous VegetableChef-Marian-Fairgrounds-R

The answer is: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts

What vegetable may help reduce lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast cancer because it’s high in beta carotene?

The answer is: Carrots

Hope this is valuable info for ya and mad thanks to those of you who continue to share my blogs on your facebook or want to follow me on facebook.

You had a chance to sample my potato leek soup, if you were at the class. I will have that and more including what to eat for cervical cancer (or to prevent it) for you in Part II, coming right where you are this moment, in the next couple of days!

Happy Healthy Eating,

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