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On the Road this Summer? Hit the Salad Bar!

Posted by PCF Admin on August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Editor’s Note: Ann G. Kulze, M.D. is a noted nutrition and wellness expert, physician and member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s board of directors. This post is part two of a two part series on healthy eating while traveling. Well stocked salad bars offer a quick and convenient opportunity to tap into the extraordinary nutritional benefits the right foods can provide.  Fortunately - comprehensive salad bars are now easy to access.  To successfully navigate through the salad bar and get the most nutritional bang for your buck, keep the following five rules of the road in mind. Begin with a base of "healthy" greens. • Go for those with the deepest, richest green color.  The more color, the more disease-busting phytochemicals and the more vitamins and minerals it will have.  Baby spinach is my top pick followed by romaine and mixed mescaline greens. • Don't waste your effort on ice-burg lettuce - it has 10% of the RDA for absolutely nothing!  It is essentially just fiber and water. Add as many and as much a variety of richly colored fruits and veggies as possible. • The nutritional superstars include: red onion, carrots, broccoli florets, tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, berries, cantaloupe and red grapes. • Go for volume to take full advantage of ...

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A Significant Moment in My Life…

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach / Regular Screening - I have been proud to work with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and am thankful for the purpose that the experiences have added to my life. Everyone has a few significant moments in their lives that seem to steer us forward along our careers. One such moment for me was after a long, hard, hot day of work at the Bob Dole Health Awareness Booth at the Kansas State Fair. The man (with his wife) was in his ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Healthy Eating - Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Marinate the shrimp (Step 1) for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 2) for ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Challenge Queen

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - I was so glad to see my last post, Pizza and Stress, was a hit.  Does that mean people like to see me suffer?  Or do they relate because they suspect I’m only human? It’s Good to Be the Queen After my wayward ways, I’m on track and apparently many others are getting in shape and making healthy diet choices.  My co-workers, who have taken up the challenge, have collectively lost 75 pounds in just two months. After last week’s ...