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Some Olympic Athletes Reject Sports Drinks for Healthy Foods

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As the 2012 London Olympics winds down, it’s no surprise that advertisements for sports drinks are in full force. However, many nutritionists and athletes suggest more natural options for training and competitions. Yale University Nutritionist Expert David Katz says many of the advertised sports foods can actually dehydrate you, make you tired and add on a few extra pounds. The sports nutrition industry claims that sports drinks contain electrolytes and minerals you can’t get from water. ...

Healthy Recipe: Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Honey Soy Broiled Salmon

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices. Recipe Ingredients: 1 scallion, minced 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned (see ...

Healthy Recipe: Green Salad with Strawberries & Goat Cheese

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on July 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
Green Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: This lively salad captures the essence of early summer with ripe strawberries, chives and baby spinach. To make it a meal, top it with grilled chicken breast. Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or brown sugar 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 3 cups baby spinach 3 cups watercress, tough stems removed 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh ...

Healthy Recipes: Italian Mussels and Pasta

Posted by Jim Wood, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications on June 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
Italian Mussels & Pasta

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This combination of mussels with plenty of garlic, parsley, saffron and white wine was inspired by the Venetian soup zuppa de peoci, which is usually ladled over sliced crusty bread. Here we serve it over pasta. For a more elegant presentation you can remove the mussels from their shells before serving…but then again, who wants to be elegant? Enjoy! Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine or ...