Wheat bran: Insoluble fibre plays a key role in intestinal health by allowing for optimal elimination of food waste and toxins. Moreover, according to the World Cancer Research Fund, a diet rich in fibre, including one high in whole grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables, helps reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Blueberries: Berries are an excellent source of polyphenols (anthocyanins and ellagic acid), which have huge anti-cancer potential. Studies have shown that these phytochemical compounds contain properties that interfere with various processes involved in cancer cell growth.

Pound cake with wheat bran and blueberries

Author: Philippe Castel, chef
From the book Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer by Denis Gingras and Richard Béliveau

1 Loaf     1 hour 15 minutes


  • ¾ cup (200 g) sugar
  • ¾ cup (175 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (100 g) flour
  • 1 ¼ cup (100 g) wheat bran
  • 1 cup (150 g) blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar and oil.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time.

  4. Add flour and wheat bran and mix well.

  5. Gently stir in blueberries.

  6. Pour into a buttered, floured 23 x 13 cm (9 x 5 inch) loaf pan.

  7. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before removing from pan.