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Eating for a Healthy Future, Chuck White and Sheryl Crow

I have a very straightforward approach towards food...in the fact that it is one of the few things in life that makes perfect sense to me. I don't like to clutter up dishes with loads of ingredients to make your palate feel confused, but, rather compliment or enhance the simple flavors that are already there. For instance, why would you want to change a perfectly ripe strawberry? Why mess with a good thing?

One of life’s most exciting things is to bite into a fruit or vegetable at its peak. I also believe that when fruit and vegetables are at their peaks, they contain the most nutritional values for our bodies. Foods like kale, blueberries, pecans, wild salmon are some of my favorites... many of which I prefer to eat raw. I try to maintain a somewhat macrobiotic diet by incorporating whole grains, fresh vegetables (lightly cooked or raw), and lean proteins. This is the way I cook for Sheryl Crow when she’s touring. This gives her the energy and stamina she needs to make it through a long day of music, life, and being a mom to two boys. We have also introduced her boys, Wyatt and Levi, to healthier foods such as blueberry and zucchini muffins.

If I had to recommend a few foods and ingredients to help with cancer prevention and overall wellness, a few of my favorites would include: pomegranate juice, roasted beets, any kind of berry, raw almonds or pecans, tumeric, cumin, and green leafy vegetables. A real easy way to remember if a fruit or vegetable is high in cancer fighting properties is, the more color, the more antioxidants and phytonutrients they contain, the better. The salad recipe I’ve created is loaded with antioxidants with the use of greens, nuts, turmeric, and of course my favorite...fresh berries.

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