Mon, Oct 19|
Let's Beat Breast Cancer
Everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - but did you know that the foods you eat can help mitigate your risk? Join us as we explore how to reduce our risk with nutritious and delicious foods!
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2020, 6:00 PM
About the Event
October 19: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer : Certain diet patterns seem to have a major effect in helping people diagnosed with cancer to live longer, healthier lives. The National Cancer Institute research shows that as much as 50 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet. In this class, you will learn about the right food choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as overcome the disease after it has been diagnosed.
October 26: Fueling Up On Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods : Dietary fat not only hinders the immune system, it also drives hormone production, which can mean higher rates of hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. Fiber helps your body rid itself of toxins, waste hormones, excess cholesterol, chemicals, and other undesirables. Without fiber in the diet, these excess compounds are often reabsorbed into the bloodstream, leading to a possible increased risk of cancer. In this class you will learn how to prepare delicious, low-fat dishes made from whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits.
November 2: Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives : When cancer researchers started to look for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat and dairy products were much less likely to develop the disease. Consuming dairy products causes worrisome biological changes in the body, including an increase in the amount of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in the bloodstream. In this class, you will explore a variety of vegetarian sources of protein, all of which are low in fat, high in fiber, and loaded with cancer fighting nutrients.
November 9: Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control : Both antioxidants and the body’s immune system are critically important in fighting cancer. Cancer-fighting compounds such as antioxidants, mainly found in fruits and vegetables, assist in halting free-radical damage, which can otherwise lead to cancer development. Healthy weight control is also essential for warding off a variety of chronic diseases. Studies have shown that slimmer people are less likely to develop cancer compared to their heavier counterparts. Trimming excess weight may also improve survival after cancer has been diagnosed. In this class, we'll discuss and demonstrate healthful dishes loaded with immune-boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, and zinc—helping you learn how to easily and naturally maintain a healthy weight and a cancer-fighting nutritional regime.
Whole Series (4 classes)
This ticket includes all four classes for one price$50.00
October 19 Class ONLY
Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer$15.00
October 26 Class ONLY
Fueling Up On Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods$15.00
November 2 Class ONLY
Discovering Dairy and Meat Alternatives$15.00
November 9 Class ONLY
Cancer-Fighting Compounds and Healthy Weight Control$15.00