What exactly is a “cancer-fighting” food? Well, it’s any food that promotes healthier overall cell function, which can reduce cancer cell growth. The food we eat breaks down into macronutrients and micronutrients which provide fuel for our cells. While all cells need fuel to function, certain fuels have properties that can help fight cancer.
- 1/2 cup unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup unsalted walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup unsalted almonds, slivered
- 1/4 cup unsalted pepitas
- 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds, shelled
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (preferably Maldon salt)
- liquid stevia, to taste
- Line an 8-by-8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add all dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir. Add mixture to baking pan, forming an even layer.
- In a saucepan, mix peanut or nut butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and liquid stevia over low heat.
- Once ingredients are melted into a thin, liquid consistency, pour over nut mixture until all dry ingredients are coated.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Place nut bark in the freezer for about 1 hour to harden.
- With a large knife, cut the nut bark into rectangles (approximately 2-inch pieces) and enjoy cold. Store in the freezer.
Maria Tripodis, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., is the founder of Rebel Nutrition. Through evidence-based practice, she promotes healthy habits, balanced diets, and self-confidence to help clients feel empowered to move past barriers to reach optimal health.