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It's one thing to know what's supposed to be good for you, and quite another to incorporate it into your diet. Dr. Robert Arnot is a persuasive proselytizer for food as preventive medicine, and this companion cookbook to his bestselling The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet showcases 172 recipes for change.
Arnot was inspired by his wife, Courtney, whose mother contracted breast cancer at an early age. While Courtney wanted to protect herself against cancer, she rejected the soy burgers, miso, and other foods her husband stocked in the refrigerator because they did not taste good to her. Arnot turned to two nutritionists and scientists at the University of California to help create delicious meals that would also fight disease. A panel of discerning family, friends, and neighbors acted as taste judges.
The recipes that passed the test are organized in such categories as breakfast; soups and stews; sandwiches; main courses; main-dish salads; side dishes; side salads; and desserts. Within each of these chapters, recipes are clustered around three separate culinary styles: Asian, New American, and Mediterranean. Arnot provides good pantry tips for all three, and many pages of appealing menu plans.
Overall, the recipes are easy to prepare. They rely on the superfoods that increase protection against breast cancer: cruciferous vegetables, flaxseed, and all forms of soy (soy, tofu, miso, fresh green soybeans, soy milk, soy protein powder, and soy sauce). The plan for each day calls for plenty of fiber and nine servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Many of the recipes also have notes on how to convert them to provide extra prostate cancer protection. (Ginger Curwen)