Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – Even During the Holidays

ice skatingGive yourself the gift of health this year with simple ways to reduce your breast cancer risk, even during the holidays! Physicians Committee launched the Let’s Beat Breast Cancer campaign with four simple steps: choose a plant-based diet, exercise, limit alcohol, and aim for a healthy weight – to help prevent breast cancer from developing and make it less likely to come back if already diagnosed. Here are tips on how to stick with the four steps even during the busy holiday season.

Red, Green and… Orange?
Studies show women who consume the most carotenoid-rich foods are 19% less likely to develop breast cancer. Continue reading “Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – Even During the Holidays”

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Lunch Today: Mason Jar Summer Salad

cornCorn, cherries, cucumber, blueberries… the epitome of summer harvest. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables and beautiful yellow sweet corn make a tasty combination for this lunch on the go! Offering tons of fiber, vitamins and minerals, this salad is a super healthy meal that takes advantage of many of the lovely offerings of summer.

Mason Jar Summer Salad

• 3/4 cup quinoa
• 2 ears of corn-on-the-cob
• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra
• 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
• 1/2 tsp ground cumin Continue reading “Lunch Today: Mason Jar Summer Salad”

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Dessert Today: Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Pudding

blueberry pomegranate pudding cropDessert in the summertime usually means sliced watermelon or a bowl of strawberries, but this Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Pudding recipe from contributor Teri Cochrane also makes a great summer dessert. The blueberries and pomegranate seeds add the perfect color for a 4th of July party! Not only is this dessert festive and delicious, it is also packed with tons of nutritional benefits.

Chia seeds contain high concentrations of fiber, protein and healthy omegas, as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorus and manganese. Studies have shown chia seeds as an effective means to boost plasma ALA and EPA omega-3 levels. Continue reading “Dessert Today: Blueberry Pomegranate Chia Pudding”

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Dinner Tonight: Lentil Stuffed Peppers

lentil stuffed peppersTraditionally stuffed peppers are made with some sort of ground meat. This recipe for Lentil Stuffed Peppers goes vegetarian with lentils instead of beef. Lentils are packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, way more than you would find in ground beef. They also have a heartiness comparable to meat so they make an excellent vegan-friendly substitution in pretty much any pasta, stew, and soup. Peppers, are chock-full of vitamin C also supply plenty of vitamin A, fiber and potassium.

Lentil Stuffed Peppers

• 1 cup cooked lentils
• 1 cup spinach, shredded
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8 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

green-teapotGreen tea has many health benefits, including being high in antioxidants. And in a new study out of Sweden, participants noticed increased satiety and fullness after they drank 300ml (just over a cup) of green tea with breakfast. They also reported having a less strong desire to eat their favorite food and finding it less pleasant to eat another mouthful of the same food. Hmm, I wonder if this works for chocolate?

Here are some other great reasons to drink green tea.*

1. Green tea is a superb fat fighter. Continue reading “8 Reasons to Drink Green Tea”

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