Secret Agent Pancakes

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Blueberry and Flaxseed Pancakes, today’s Health-e-Recipe, is the perfect foil for getting your day off to a healthy start. They are so delicious that you and your breakfast  companions will never suspect they contain flaxseed, a potential cancer-fighting ingredient, which simply adds to the heartiness of the buckwheat and whole-wheat flours — both healthy grains that supply protease inhibitors, and phytic acid.

Flaxseed and whole grains both contain lignans, a compound scientists are investigating for protection against prostate and breast cancers. And who hasn’t heard praises sung for blueberries in recent years?

If you can’t find fresh, try unsweetened frozen blueberries, thawed out first (some stores carry dried blueberries as well). Anthocyanins and delphinidin are just two of the many blueberry phytochemicals that scientists are finding to be excellent health protectors against cell damage that may precede cancer. So make these pancakes a regular in your household. You’ll find other recipes using flaxseed, whole grains and blueberries by visiting the AICR Test Kitchen. Click here to subscribe to weekly Health-e-Recipes.


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