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Healthy Recipes: Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Posted by PCF Admin on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (not including soaking time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions and dried heirloom beans. Recently harvested beans (and thus freshly dried) cook more quickly than the kind you buy year-round at the market. In the latter part of the summer, farmers’ markets begin to sell a fresh crop of heirloom varieties that would be perfect for this salad. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups dried beans, preferably heirloom, or 2 15-ounce cans white beans, rinsed (see Tip) 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 cup minced red onion 1/4 cup cider vinegar 4 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon peanut or canola oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste 8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced 1 pound tomatoes, sliced Recipe Steps: If using canned beans, skip to Step 3. If using dried beans, rinse and pick over for any stones, then place in a large bowl, cover with 3 inches of cold water and soak at room temperature for at least 6 ...

Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

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Regular Screening - In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women ...

What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease ...

Caffeine May Help Protect Skin from UV Rays

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Save Your Skin - There have been a number of recent studies examining the possible cancer preventive properties of caffeine and coffee, focused mainly on prostate and non-melanoma skin cancers. Researchers at Rutgers University, though, have found that ingesting caffeine or rubbing it on the skin may help reduce the risk of developing skin cancer caused by harmful UV rays, due in part to its ability to hinder the protein enzyme ATR during the pre-cancerous stage. Although it remains ...