By Adelina Espat and Laura Nathan-Garner
Looking for a treat to beat the heat? Try one of these cancer-fighting drink recipes.
Each provides plenty of fruity flavors with cancer-fighting vitamins and nutrients for just a fraction of the calories and sugar found in most beverages.
This first recipe is a sweet way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. The orange juice and cranberry juice in this recipe offer a healthy dose of cancer-fighting antioxidants like vitamin C. You'll get the most vitamin C if you use freshly- squeezed orange juice, but refrigerated or frozen concentrate also will do the body good.
Get our recipe for Citrus Punch.
Sparkling grape party punch
Want to offer a festive alternative to alcohol at your next gathering? Serve this punch recipe. The grapes and grape juice provide a powerful dose of resveratrol -- the same cancer-preventing antioxidant in red wine -- with none of alcohol's drawbacks. And the citrus juices in the recipe give you a generous amount of vitamin C.
Get our recipe for Sparkling Grape Party Punch.
Need an after-workout beverage? Whip up blueberry watermelon freezes! The blueberries are packed with vitamins C and K, manganese and dietary fiber. That means more protection against colorectal cancer and possibly mouth, esophagus, lung and stomach cancers.
Get our recipe for Blueberry Watermelon Freezes.
Be prepared for the summer sun
Serving up cool, cancer-fighting drinks is one of many healthy summer tips in this month's issue of Focused on Health.
You'll also learn about some the new rules for sunscreen labels, find out who should get an annual skin check-up, and get our berry best tips for picking and storing the best blueberries and strawberries.
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