Sometimes a sweet tooth can be really hard to ignore.
But grabbing a slice of cake or reaching for your favorite candy actually feeds any cancerous or precancerous cells you may have in your body. This is especially true for sweets containing processed sugars, like high fructose corn syrup.
So next time you feel a craving coming on, try these healthy fudge squares!
Almond Butter Fudge
- 1 cup natural, creamy almond butter
- ¼ cup organic extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
- ¼ tsp organic vanilla extract
- A pinch of sea salt
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- Combine everything in a large bowl until well mixed.
- Line your cake pan with parchment paper.
- Pour mixture into pan and spread evenly.
- For a hint of sweetness, drizzle a little maple syrup on top and enjoy!
Almonds: Surprisingly, despite being a high fat food, almonds and other nuts actually help you lose weight. This is because they are nutrient-dense and high in fiber. Rather than giving you a sugar high and a crash shortly after, nuts supply steady energy and protein that makes you feel fuller, unlike most of the junk food we crave.
Not surprisingly (1), obesity is directly related to cancer. More specifically, oesophagus, pancreas, colorectal, breast, uterine, kidney, thyroid and gallbladder cancers are often caused by obesity. By helping you lose weight and keep it off, nuts protect you from dangerous cancers.
They also contain powerful antioxidants that fight off cancer-causing free radicals. Additionally, almonds contain magnesium and vitamin E, which are know to fight colon, bladder and breast cancer (3,4,5).
Coconut Oil: Coconut contains an anti-inflammatory compound called lauric acid, which kills of viral, fungal and bacterial infection (6). It’s so powerful that it can kill 93% of colon cancer cells in just two days.
The oil also maintains proper digestive health and boosts the immune system to keep your body’s natural anti-cancer systems in top shape. It’s also full of antioxidants that prevent genetic damage caused by free radicals, a condition linked with the development of cancer (7).