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Jean LaMantia, Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, Offers Healthy and Delicious Alternative to Traditional Christmas Cake

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

As a cancer survivor and registered dietitian Jean LaMantia likes to tinker with traditional recipes to increase their health impact, particularly to boost up the amount of cancer-fighting ingredients.

"I have some easy rules that can apply to most recipes; reduce the sugar, replace refined grains with whole grains, add more fruit or vegetables, add herbs and spices and if appropriate replace some or all of the meat with vegetarian proteins likes beans, peas, lentils or chickpeas, replace solid fats with healthy liquid ones like olive oil or organic canola oil."

In this recipe, traditional sugared and coloured cherries are replaced with dried cranberries and cherries, both of which are very good sources of disease-fighting phytonutrients. Because they are naturally sweet the recipe doesn't need any additional sugar.

In addition, Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium, a mineral and anti-oxidant that has been found to be beneficial against cancer cells. Dates, the other prominent ingredient in this recipe are also anti-oxidant rich and have some cancer-fighting potential.

The ground flax seeds add some omega-3 fats as well as lignans - more cancer fighting ingredients. Once you try it for Christmas, don't forget to make it again - it's a great recipe to take camping, or any time to need a healthy and satisfying snack that can be eaten on the go.

This original recipe and others can be found on Jean LaMantia is a cancer survivor, registered dietitian and author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, when she isn't creating new healthy recipes she can be found teaching healthy nutrition classes to cancer patients and survivors at Wellspring, a cancer support agency. She provides nutrition seminars to interested groups including cancer patients, caregivers or any group that is interested in healthy eating.

Brazil Nut Loaf
2 ½ cups pitted dates, cut up
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried cherries
3 ½ cups Brazil nuts
1 cup Whole Wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
4 eggs well beaten (suggest omega-3 eggs)
2 tbsp rum
¼ cup ground flax seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray (mine is 5 x 9 x 2 ½).
Mix fruit and nuts and add rum. Let sit.
In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, ground flax seeds).
Mix beaten eggs with dry ingredients.
Add rum soaked nuts and dry fruit. Continue mixing by hand until there is no flour visible in the batter.
Pour into loaf pan.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Check doneness by inserted a toothpick. Let sit 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

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