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“5-A-Day” rule backed by Swedish study

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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An extensive Swedish study found a direct correlation between the ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendation and a longer life. According to the study, those who had at least the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables tended to live a longer life than those who did not. Of the men and women that participated in the study, those that said they did not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables had their lives cut ...

Healthy recipe: Chipotle-cheddar broiled avocado halves

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves

Yield: 4 servings, 1/2 avocado each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: In this avocado side-dish recipe, zesty avocado halves are topped with melted Cheddar cheese and broiled until golden brown. You can serve these healthy avocado halves as a side dish with grilled chicken or steak. Recipe Ingredients: 2 ripe but firm avocados, halved and pitted, skin left on 1/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 1 small chipotle chile in adobo (see Tip), minced (about 1 teaspoon), ...

Healthy recipe: Grilled steak with pepper relish

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on June 13th, 2013 | No Comments »
Grilled Steak with Pepper Relish

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Here, we toss colorful bell peppers in a balsamic-herb vinaigrette and grill them in a foil packet at the same time as the steak. Serve with corn on the cob. Recipe Ingredients: 3 small red, yellow and/or orange bell peppers, sliced 1 small onion, halved and sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried, divided 1/2 teaspoon ...

Healthy recipe: Grapefruit chicken satay salad

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 30th, 2013 | No Comments »
Grapefruit Chicken Satay Salad

Yield: 4 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Recipe Description: This tossed salad borrows the basic flavors of Thai satay and turns them into a rich and satisfying entree salad. Recipe Ingredients: 2 large pink or ruby-red grapefruits 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter 2 ...