a Healthy New Year
Dessert is served: A fresh fruit
a cocktail glass. Cheers!
festivities close out the holiday celebrations. The media may be concentrating
on parties and celebrations, but many breast cancer victims and survivors
are focused on winning another victory.
knowledge of genetics and hormones, better understanding of environmental
risks and nutrition, advances in chemotherapy and surgical procedures
all hold promise for breast cancer victims. We watch the news and search
through clinical studies to keep up with any new information. Who better
than survivors to lift a glass to toast the future?
will probably be a little different than the run-of-the-mill parties.
With the studies linking alcohol consumption to increased risk of breast
cancer, the drinks in our glasses may well be Florida
Punch made with orange juice, instead of champagne. When we toast
to health we will mean it in a way that most people don't understand.
With a little imagination, a handful of barbecue skewers and fresh fruit and vegetables can be turned into festive and colorful kabobs for the holidays. The carrots
and yogurt dip have been reported to have properties that prevent breast cancer.
The smoked salmon is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, the kind that studies
have linked to breast health.
We have taken
control of our diets and our bodies. We refuse to give in to cancer and
the fight goes on, but we have found that we still know how to party!
you want to have a healthy holiday, here are some
links to sites that will help set the table with foods that the caterer
and the doctor can both be happy with.
Khiyar (Yogurt and Cucumbers): This recipe calls for mint, raisins,
walnuts and other treats. The best healthy foods are the ones that everyone
raves about - for the wonderful taste. You don't have to tell them that
it's good for them.
Marinated Shrimp: You can make healthy appetizers as easily as unhealthy
ones. Try this dish and be ready with copies of the recipe when your guests
ask for it.
with Yogurt: Try this chicken for a festive and cancer preventive
dish. Make sure to use canola oil - remember those omega 3 fatty acids...
the New Year and the new millennium you can use champagne or be Breast
Cancer smart and try one of these sparklers instead.
Punch: The sparkle comes from ginger ale instead of alcohol, not as
heady, but much more healthy.
Champagne Cocktail: This one uses apple juice and lemon-lime soda
- sort of an Asti alternative.
Champagne: Orange and grapefruit juice with a touch of grenadine
and ginger ale for a final toast.
your New Year be both happy and healthy!