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Antioxidants and Breast Cancer

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / June 18, 2014

Curious aboutthe relationship between antioxidants and breast cancer? 

Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit oxidation – the chemical reaction that sees the transfer of electrons or hydrogen from one substance to an oxidizing agent. Free radicals, formed during these reactions, can initiate chain reactions that can damage or even kill cells. Antioxidants work to terminate such reactions by in essence removing the free radical.

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5 Healthy Foods You Should Eat During Breast Cancer Treatment

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / May 8, 2014

It is difficult to know exactly what impact cancer treatment will have on your body. Beyond the physical toll the treatments often have, appetite is commonly affected.    

As is so often the case, the best defense is a strong offense. Heading into treatment, it is critically important to best prepare your body for the battle ahead.

There are many great foods – so called super foods – that are not only extremely high in nutrition, but also provide sources of much-needed energy for your body. 

While no one food can ever prevent or cure cancer, let’s take a quick look at five foods that have shown benefit in helping you keep nourished and strong during treatment.

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Breast Cancer Nutrition: Supporting Patients and Their Recovery

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / September 26, 2013

Dr. Kim Dittus joined Chef Curtiss  and Judy Simpson on the University of Vermont's Across The Fence program to discuss breast cancer nutrition, diet and exercise for those in the community that have been touched by breast cancer.

On set Chef Curtiss demonstrated some simple techniques for including the whole family in the meal, from start to finish.  we did a rustic breakfast sausage and some gluten free maple oatmeal pancakes.  

I hope you enjoy!

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