Asparagus Cancer Diet Recipe
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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