Reducing Cancer Risk + Broccoli-Cauliflower Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Reducing Cancer Risk with a Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based eating pattern doesn’t mean you have to only eat plants. It just means focusing a lot of what you eat around plants and enjoying other foods as well like meat and dairy products. Research suggest that eating more plants can reduce cancer risk.

Plants have nutrients in them like vitamins and minerals that work in your body to protect it from diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Foods to focus on when eating a more plant-based diet:

  • Whole fruits (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • Whole vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • Whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat pasta and bread, quinoa, etc.)
  • Beans and Lentils
  • Nuts and Seeds

Unsure of how to fit more plant-based foods into your eating habits that will be nutritious and delicious? Work with Samantha the Dietitian to help you figure out a balance between adding more plant-based foods and foods you already love eating. Registered dietitians (like Samantha!) can help make nutrition less overwhelming and meet your specific needs.

Featured Food and Health Benefits: Broccoli


Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that can be enjoyed both raw and cooked.

Broccoli is high in…

  • Fiber
  • Folate
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Iron
  • Potassium

Studies have shown that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli can reduce the risk of developing lung, stomach, colon, and rectal cancer.

Broccoli-Cauliflower Chicken Casserole Recipe with directions

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