Claire’s “Naff Off, Cancer!” Salad

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The Wonders of Turmeric

This resplendent salad features the powerful, cancer-busting spice turmeric. Whilst this humble comestible looks a little like fresh ginger, with its rough skin and irregular shape,  it has remarkable abilities to kill cancer cells . Indeed, it may even prove to be a canny cancer preventer one day. About 5 grams per day (1 teaspoon) seems to be the optimal amount. Grate the fresh (not powdered) variety of this snappy spice into a salad and revel in its vibrant flavour. As well as turmeric, this salad also includes a number of other vegetables also thought to help prevent cancer. I use organic, locally grown produce as much as possible.

So, grab your grater, a box of vegetables and a truck-load of turmeric and prepare to create a cancer-fighting, synergistic saladic masterpiece.

Ingredients  (Serves 2 ravenous diners or 4 moderately peckish people as a side dish).

Approximately twenty  grams fresh turmeric (grated)

I medium fresh beetroot ( grated)

1 large carrot (grated)

1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves (chopped)

2 cups very lightly steamed broccoli (broken into flowerets)

1 cup purple cabbage (chopped)

6 radishes (sliced)

2 cloves garlic (grated)

A very generous handful of fresh parsley (chopped)

Juice of a lime OR a lemon

2 tablespoons sweet almond oil

A few drops Tabasco sauce

Freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Herbamare (This wonderful herb sea-salt is made by Vogel and you should find it in your health food shop or  the health section of the supermarket.  Use a little sea-salt if you can’t find it.)

What Next?

This is easy! Place EVERYTHING you’ve sliced and grated into a large salad bowl. Add the lime or lemon juice, tabasco sauce, almond oil, black pepper and Herbamare and toss until it’s all lightly combined.  Complements a pesto pizza or zucchini slice very well. Both these recipes can be found at Midlifexpress!!






Author: Claire Bell
Claire Bell is the health and wellbeing editor of Midlifexpress. She is the author of Stone Age Secrets for Mind and Body and Comma Magic. Print and ebooks available on Amazon.

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