What do Indian Spices, BBQ Shrimp & the 4th of July have in common?

By Melissa Kirkpatrick

Besides tasting delicious, incorporating lean proteins and Indian spices into your diet regularly, like your July 4th Celebration BBQ, can actually lower your risk for breast cancer!
So before your go grocery shopping this weekend – Read This!
Then substitute your hamburgers with this BBQ Shrimp Recipe
Courtesy of The Wellness Kitchen! Fresh Flavorful Recipes for a Healthier You
By Paulette Lambert
A registered dietician, at the Four Season’s California Health & Longevity Center

Red Meat vs. Other Lean Protein

There have been many scientific studies with convincing evidence that red meat and processed meats are a cause of cancer, reports the American Institute for Cancer Research. Additionally, how that meat is cooked is being linked to cancer, reports the National Center for Biotechnology. A study conducted in 2015 showed, “When red meat is cooked at high temperatures – (like grilling or pan-fried) - it leads to something called a Maillard reaction…forming carcinogens called heterocycic amines, or HCA’s,” says Mariana Stern, PhD, associate professor at University of Southern California, and coauthor of a Cancer Medicine.

Healthy Ritual Tip
Reducing red meat intake and eating lean proteins like shrimp and chicken instead, will nourish your body, and is a change you can make to lower your lifetime risk of breast cancer. Added benefits: reduces inflammation, and cholesterol!

Spice it up!

Many Indian spices have been proven through scientific evidence to lower breast cancer risk. It is so easy to incorporate these anti-cancer agents into our diet. The two below are used in the BBQ Shrimp Recipe.
Cumin is a flowering plant in native to the eastern Mediterranean region and India. The seeds contain the compound thymoquinon that slows the spread of cancer cells. With its antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory characteristics, it is been shown to slow cancer cell growth, and also has been found to be chemopreventive and have detoxifying properties.
Chili Powder
This anti-cancer spice active ingredient is capsaicin, which has been linked to killing cancer cells through the process of apoptosis.
Healthy Ritual Tip
In addition to warding off cancer, added benefits to these easy-to-use Indian spice are.
Chili Powder is an anti-inflammatory, a pain reliever, improves memory, and helps colds.
Cumin helps control blood sugar, keeping your glycemic index in check.
So let’s have a happy and healthy Fourth of July. And while celebrating with red, white, & blue, lets cut out some of the red (meat) and try this delicious alternative. These BBQ shrimp will leave you with fireworks in your mouth!!

Courtesy of
The Wellness Kitchen! Fresh Flavorful Recipes for a Healthier You
By Paulette Lambert

BBQ Shrimp

  • 1 tablespoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, deveined and peeled
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 green onions, sliced thinly
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder, sugar, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil. Mix well.
  3. Add shrimp to bowl of spices and toss well.
  4. Cut lemon in half and squeeze one half over the shrimp. Cut the remaining half into wedges. Grill shrimp until just pink, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. To serve, place on platter, sprinkle with sliced green onions, and garnish with lemon wedges.

Serves: 6
Calories per serving: 150
Dietary Equivalent: 5 Oz protein

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Photo Credit: Harper Smith Photography
Publisher: Adams Media

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