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New York’s Ban on Trans-fat Makes for Healthier Fast Food

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Could fast food become a little healthier? Turns out New York’s ban on trans-fat is lowering consumption of the fat linked to heart disease. In 2007, the New York City Board of Health adopted a regulation that forced restaurants to reduce the use of artificial trans-fat to no more than 0.5 grams per serving. They then conducted research before and after the ban that verified the health benefits of reducing trans-fat in restaurants. Researchers found the amount ...

Nutrients in Cranberries Could Prevent Cancer

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Cranberries are a great source of nutrients and aren’t only for Thanksgiving. These delectable fruits are low in calories and contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K and fiber – as well as high quantities of antioxidants. "Cranberries are good for kidneys, gastrointestinal and oral health, if unsweetened. They also lower low-density lipoprotein (the 'bad' cholesterol), and raise high-density lipoprotein (the 'good' cholesterol)," says Phil Lempert, food industry analyst. The nutrients in cranberries may also aid stroke recovery, ...

Healthy Recipe: Tofu Parmigiana

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
Tofu Parmigiana

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: Instead of having a greasy, battered coating, the tofu “steaks” in our revamped Parmigiana are breaded and lightly pan-fried in just a small amount of oil then topped with part-skim mozzarella, fresh basil and your favorite marinara sauce. This Italian classic will please even those who are tofu-phobic. Recipe Ingredients: 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 14-ounce package firm or extra-firm water-packed tofu, rinsed 1/4 teaspoon ...

Healthy Recipe: Charred Tomato & Chicken Tacos

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Charred Tomato and Chicken Tacos

Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Charring tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet yields smoky results. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound ripe plum tomatoes cored (about 4-5) 2. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided 3. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 4. Salt & freshly ground pepper 5. 1 large white onion finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 6. 2 cloves cloves garlic very finely chopped 7. 2 jalapeño peppers seeded ...