For The Love of Latkes

Turmeric Latkes - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes


Latkes are one of the most iconic foods of Hanukah. These versatile potato pancakes are equally delicious made savory with sour cream, or sweet with applesauce and brown sugar.

Our Turmeric Latkes are full of nourishing ingredients and delicious spices. The nutritious turmeric gives the latkes a brilliant golden hue and has a high phytonutrient concentration, notably curcumin. Curcumin has been extensively studied in animal and cell models and has shown promise in inducing programmed cell death (a process known as apoptosis) of damaged or mutated cells, which if left unchecked can go on to form tumors. Curcumin has also shown promise in slowing the rate of tumor progression in several cancer cell lines.

Latkes provide an avenue for adding healthful herbs and spices as well as root vegetables to your diet in one delicious dish. Some of these root vegetables might include carrots, turnipsparsnips, or beets. Adjust the seasoning according to taste–more chiles if you like a little extra kick, less if your mouth or stomach is feeling sensitive. In the latter case, try using chopped mint leaves instead of cilantro.

If you’re in the mood to get inventive with vegetables, give our Vegetable Latkes a try.

Registered Dietitian Approved

There are many misconceptions about nutrition and cancer in widespread media. By using current scientific literature and recommendations from the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society, our Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO and our team of editors work to help our readers discern truth from myth. The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult your physician or registered dietitian for specific medical advice.

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