The American Institute of Cancer Research reports that people whose diets are rich in onions have a lower risk of contracting ovarian, prostrate, breast, kidney and colon cancer. Onions have also been found to slow the growth of cancer cells. Like many raw vegetables, onions contain powerful antioxidants that block highly reactive free radicals from damaging cell DNA. Remember, antioxidants can’t tolerate heat, so onions have to be eaten raw.
You may be thinking, ‘I was so excited about all this fabulous cancer protection, but raw onions may be harsh on my social life’. I have to agree. I can’t afford to offend or lose any friends, so what can we do? Be brave.
The secret is shallots. This petite onion is a member of the lily family, with a delicate, mild taste. This mellow little onion is chockfull of the same anti-cancer chemicals as its big yellow, red or white buddy.
Shallots are the new gourmet onion and a key ingredient in the modern green kitchen. Sliced paper thin and added to baby greens, you’ll have the perfect salad. You’ll be able to enjoy them daily, all week long. Topping your salad with a raw, rich and creamy salad dressing is key to rounding out the experience. Here is an easy dressing, packed with the healthy probiotics that we love at Diet For Living Center.
Raw Miso Dream Dressing Recipe
- ¼ cup raw tahini
- ¼ cup raw agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons filtered water
- 2 tablespoons unpasteurized mellow white miso
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Add all the ingredients to the blender. Start blending on low, then finish the process on high.
Store any extra in a glass jar in the fridge.