Today is President’s Day and over at www.foodtimeline.org, they’ve put together a great collection of the US Presidents’ favorite foods.
It’s got some great research and we’re happy to see so many of them enjoyed vegetables, fruits and whole grains. We took a look at some historical first families and found some cancer-protective modern dishes they might have enjoyed.
George Washington, famously rumored to have loved cherries, preferred a variety of fruits, along with nuts and fish. Eating a variety of fruits and other plant foods is probably protective against several kinds of cancer, including mouth and esophagus. And lab studies suggest the phytochemical anthocyanin, credited with giving cherries their notable red hue, acts as a potent antioxidant. Fresh game and fowl from his farmland was also popular at the table. He might have loved to try Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce. Continue reading