Asparagus Cancer Diet Recipe

Asparagus with rosemary makes a tasty cancer fighting soup
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Living With Cancer

For the last 20 years I have been living with cancer. After being diagnosed at 40 with breast cancer I received chemo therapy and had a mastectomy. I have met people who chose different courses of treatment. Everyone must choose what is right for them.

The first time I met a women who was receiving her second round of chemo I determined I would die before suffering through another round of chemo.

That wasn't a necessary decision for 15 years. I still had lots of living to do when that problem reared it's ugly head again.

I worried myself sick. Literally. While helping my son through K12, a virtual academy, his junior year of high school, I was the ultimate helicopter mother. My son was not memorizing DNA and RNA proteins and how they fit together like I wanted him to do. I pushed and pushed. When our mentor teacher discovered how we had pushed over the holidays she gave me a stern lecture. We went on a mini vacation, but when we came back there was no choice than to back away from my son's work. There was cancerous lump to be dealt with. As infuriating as that science class had been it was helpful in understanding my cancer treatments.

While my son wasn't diligently studying DNA, others were. Cancer treatments are not what they were 20 years ago. There are so many options, and I have learned a lot to help me victoriously live with cancer. One thing I have discovered is there are always people who are wiser and smarter than me. I like to hang out with those people.

One of those wise people told me she lived with cancer. She is still living with cancer 27 years later.

She does what needs to be done to maintain her health. I follow her example. We eat healthy foods, get plenty of exercise and take prescribed treatments when recommended.

We also participate in lots of stimulating conversation and laughter. I too am living with cancer. It is the road I am traveling, not by choice, but by fate. Cancer it is an adventure; join me as I learn about the asparagus diet.

Desperate

When cancer knocked the second time my friends were desperate to help me. They sent wonderful cards and things to eat that purported to have cancer fighting agents. The truth be known, it is easier to eat healthy cancer fighting foods before you get cancer to avoid the dreadful scourge altogether, than to try to eat it away later. Still eating well makes cancer more tolerable. You have more energy, and more energy leads to a more positive attitude and outlook.

After receiving the ninth email telling me about the benefits of asparagus and my friend asking if I had taken her advise about the asparagus I admitted, "No, I keep forgetting to buy It". She went and bought me a can of asparagus. I really didn't have any excuse after that.

I put the can with liquid into my blender and made a puree. I love asparagus, but usually when it is dipped in mayonnaise, butter, or ranch dressing. Pureed asparagus plain just didn't look or taste very appetizing. The situation was desperate, My friends wouldn't leave me be. So I consumed 4 tablespoons of the stuff. I tried all sorts of ways to fix it. The following is the way I finally decided I like it best.

Preparation

It doesn't seem to matter what kind of asparagus you use as long as its cooked very well. You will need:

  • 1 Bunch of fresh asparagus *
  • water to cover completely if you are just boiling or enough to water to steam asparagus.

When you buy fresh asparagus look for larger stalks. The small stalks look nice on veggie platter,but larger stalks are sweeter.

Snap purplish/white ends off the asparagus. Then snap stalks into pieces (just as you would green beans) so they will fit your cooking pot. Cook until very cooked. The fact you need to cook so thoroughly I suspect is why canned asparagus works just as well as fresh.

Cool Vegetables.

Puree in blender.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*A can of asparagus will work just as well.

Consistency can be very important to someone going through cancer treatments.

Add water if it is too thick or more puree if it is too thin.

Eat 4 tablespoons of puree daily in the fashion you like best.

Does It Work

When I figured out that I liked it hot, like soup, taking four tablespoons of asparagus puree was very manageable. I found it a satisfying low calorie mid day snack. After consuming at least four tablespoons a day for about two weeks I had routine fasting blood work. The results were spectacular. My cholesterol was surprisingly low.

As I said this soup makes a satisfying mid day snack. Some prefer the puree cold. You decide for yourself.

Sometimes adding rosemary,thyme even garlic, which are all cancer fighting herbs make a pleasant change in this soup. Last, but not least I am still very healthy nearly two years after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

Then I heat the concoction in the microwave. A little salt may be needed to add a little zip, Then sit back and enjoy this surprisingly tasty concoction.

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learner365 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.I am sure it will benefit many who are fighting the disease or want to prevent it.


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tirelesstraveler 5 years ago from California Author

Trying is half the battle learner365.


jenubouka 5 years ago

Great information, asparagus is a great green super food


no mac salad 4 years ago

Hello tirelesstraveler, very interesting hub, my wife had cancer of the liver and she tried this but couldn't continue. I guess the way it looks and taste, normally, asparagus is delicious, but something changes when it's pureed. Good to see that your cholesterol was lowered. Thanks for sharing, v^,u^,i^.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

I completely agree that something changes when the asparagus is pureed. I go off and on periodically and generally eat very well. Sorry to hear about your wife's cancer.


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

I love super foods for cancer. Actually this hub reminds me to open that can of asparagus in the fridge. I set it out to chill about six months ago...forgot to use it. We are always on the alert here for some good advice about healthy foods. Yes, me too IN THE PAST.. lots of mayo dip..NO, no not anymore. Cancer prevails too often in this country.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

starstream- Welcome and thank you for your lovely comments


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Well, whether it works or not, the health benefits of asparagus are diverse, so it is definitely worth including in your diet. I actually love fresh asparagus. The only down side is the smell of your peeeee lol.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

My son hates the smell of asparagus cooking and swears I cook it every day. Happy New Years!


stessily 4 years ago

tirelesstraveler, Your recipe is wonderfully simple, and I know that it's delicious because I've puréed asparagus with cauliflower, seasoned with white pepper, into a scrumptious soup.

Thank you for sharing this recipe, and I'm impressed that your friend cared enough to go out and buy a can to get you started.

Kind regards, Stessily


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

stressily- Thanks for kind words. My friends are indeed impressive. I am looking forward to the spring harvest of asparagus.


mona 4 years ago

Hello every one

I am drinking everyday the fresh asprougos juice. I would like to know that drinking the fresh asprougos without cooking isnot cure my skin cancer? Thanks


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

mona, Oh dear, please cook it. I wasn't aware that it worked on skin cancer at all.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

mona, Oh dear, please cook it. I wasn't aware that it worked on skin cancer at all.


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TravelAbout 4 years ago from United States

tirelesstraveler

Ocean City, MD sponsered a Koman run last weekend and raised $250,000 to help fight breast cancer. Have you heard about Dr. Fuhrmans diet..not really a diet but a change of how and what you eat? It was not hard for me because I eat only chicken or seafood no other meat and his diet is pretty much vege. I know that my cholesterol was high and I have been fighting not to go on medication. Lo and behold after a couple of months pretty much following his plan, my bad levels are now normal. It consists of a diet high in macronutrients (I think that is what they are called). The diet seems to have very good immune builders. He has a website if you want to www.drfuhrman.com. Hope your travels take you all the places you wish to go!


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

TravelAbout- Welcome. I have heard of Dr. Fuhrman, but will certainly visit his website.

Blessings


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I love asparagus and had not heard about its cancer fighting component. Thank you for this informative hub and good luck to you!!


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

AufreyHowitt- Its amazing how good food is good for you. Thanks for stopping by.


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TravelAbout 4 years ago from United States

tirelesstraveler

Dr. Fuhrman also swears by onions and mushrooms as the superfoods for your immune system. The mushrooms need to be cooked or at minimum, heated. I can't eat onions raw so I keep a container of cooked mushrooms and onions in the fridge and put them in my salads or in my soup..or most anything else. Wanted to share that with you. Any boost to the immune system is a plus!


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California Author

Travelabout- Not a big fan of onions, but love mushrooms. Keeping the cooked veggies in the fridge is a good idea. Thank you


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TravelAbout 4 years ago from United States

tirelesstraveler

I don't care much for onions either, unfortunately, you have to eat the mushrooms and onions tgether to receive the immune benefits. Something about the combo of the two he claims is the top of the micronutrient chain.


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healthylife2 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Great suggestion to puree asparagus. I find that the faster and easier it is to ingest the more likely I will keep the habit up. I will have to consider adding this one to my daily routine. Thanks for sharing this!


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California Author

healthylife2, The amazing thing about asparagus is how far a bunch stretches when you are only consuming 4 Tablespoons a day.


Dondee 2 years ago

How long will cooked,pureed asparagus keep in the refrigerator ?


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California Author

Dondee, It usually takes me about 5 days to eat a batch.


HOWARD 2 years ago

Will canned Asparagus work as well?


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tirelesstraveler 2 years ago from California Author

Canned Asparagus works just fine, and I like the taste better than some fresh. Thanks for asking.

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