Kitchfix is rooted in helping people live healthy and thriving lives which is why we’re partnering with The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) this June in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Month. AICR is a cancer charity that fosters research on the relationship of diet, nutrition, physical activity, and weight management to cancer risk. They interpret and provide education to the public regarding the latest cancer research. For more information visit AICR.
For the entire month of June, Kitchfix Gold Coast will be donating a portion of sales from 2 meals each week to AICR. We’re strong believers in food as medicine, so we’re choosing some of our favorite meals that represent a cancer-protective diet to encourage and promote cancer awareness and support! Show yourself and this amazing foundation some love this June and stop by our Storefront for these meals.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette- This salad is loaded with cancer fighting spices and herbs like chili powder which contains capsaicin, a phytochemical that studies in cells show can decrease the progression and potentially kill cancer cells.
Korean Grilled Salmon- This dish will keep vampires and cancer at bay with its healthy dose of garlic. This potent allium is high in quercetin, a phytochemical studies have found may slow the progression and kill certain cancer cells and it’s a natural immune system booster. To counter balance garlic, this meal is also filled with ginger another antioxidant superstar! Ginger is high in volatile oils which inhibit the development of cancer and destroy cancer cells in the body.
Shaved Brussels Sprout Hazelnut Salad- This salad is packed with sulfur compounds called glucosinolates known to inhibit the development of cancer by protecting healthy cells and ridding the body of carcinogens.
Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce- This dish is an omega-3 powerhouse! Between the salmon and walnuts, it’s high in anti-inflammatory properties and an extra boost of ellagic acid in the walnuts has been shown to protect DNA from carcinogens.
Paleo Orange Sesame Chicken- This meal is high in beta-carotene, a phytonutrient known to give plants their bright orange and green colors. Research suggests foods with beta-carotene may reduce risk for lung cancer.
Jicama Fish Tacos- Jicama is rich in the trace mineral, molybdenum. This mineral plays an important role in liver detoxification preventing chronic inflammation. It’s also high in inulin, a prebiotic that feeds healthy bacteria in the colon and keeps cancerous cells from growing in the gut.
June 25th-July 1st
Honey Ginger Salmon- Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fats specifically EPA and DHA which work by decreasing the activity of COX-2, a pro-cancer enzyme. Salmon is also a good source of vitamin D, which may help block blood flow to cancerous tumors, helping to stop the cancer from growing and spreading.
Chicken Chow Mein with Swoodles- Another spice filled dish specifically in fresno chilis and ginger. When this combo is eaten together, lab studies show the capsaicin and gingerol found in these ingredients bind to the same cellular receptor helping to prevent tumor growth.