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.
Matcha is a powdered form of green tea with 137-times more antioxidant power than loose leaf tea. Because the whole tea leaf is ground, no cancer-fighting properties are lost in the brewing process. Matcha has been found to improve brain function, slow cancer cell growth, and reduce harmful forms of cholesterol, among other health benefits.
- ½ tablespoon matcha powder
- 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Heat almond milk on the stove on high for 3-4 minutes.
- With a handheld frother (or spoon), stir or froth the milk while adding matcha powder, turmeric, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Make sure there are no lumps.
- Once blended, pour the latte into a mug and enjoy.
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.