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Healthy Recipes: Japanese Cucumber Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on August 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Recipe Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip) Recipe Steps: Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food processor or sharp knife, cut into very thin slices. Place in a double layer of paper towel and squeeze gently to remove any excess moisture. Combine vinegar, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, stirring to dissolve. Add the cucumbers and sesame seeds; toss well to combine. Serve immediately. Recipe Tips & Notes: Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 46 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 147 mg sodium; 137 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Iron (35% daily value). 0 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 ...

Study Links Drinking Coffee to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Research - A Harvard School of Public Health study that spanned over two decades and included almost 48,000 men found that antioxidants in coffee can help prevent prostate cancer. Even men who drank just a few cups of coffee a day, regular or decaf, were found to have a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. While follow-up studies are necessary to verify the findings, it is nonetheless promising news for male coffee drinkers throughout the world. ...

No Need to Stress Over Vacation Fitness

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - There’s nothing wrong with taking a week off from your normal workout routine while vacationing, as there are plenty of ways to stay fit and feel good even when there’s no gym to be found. In fact, a week with limited exercise will most likely have little effect on your overall fitness and health, as long as you are diligent in returning to your regular exercise regimen afterwards. For those who still feel the need ...

Women May Benefit from Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - A study found that young women at risk of developing hereditary breast or ovarian cancer are often uninformed about how to best protect themselves. Although many women reported being aware of and concerned about the issue, they often displayed a limited understanding of the genetics behind hereditary cancer. Counseling can help women realize the screening and prevention methods available to them to manage and reduce their risk. Follow the link below to US News & ...