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Nutrients in Cranberries Could Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Cranberries are a great source of nutrients and aren’t only for Thanksgiving. These delectable fruits are low in calories and contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K and fiber – as well as high quantities of antioxidants. "Cranberries are good for kidneys, gastrointestinal and oral health, if unsweetened. They also lower low-density lipoprotein (the 'bad' cholesterol), and raise high-density lipoprotein (the 'good' cholesterol)," says Phil Lempert, food industry analyst. The nutrients in cranberries may also aid stroke recovery, ...

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 ...

Fruits and Veggies Linked to Smoking Cessation Success

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Trying to quit smoking can be a daunting task, but a recent study in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research suggests that eating more fruits and vegetables may help increase success rates. Previous studies have linked the increased consumption to smoking cessation for up to six months but this study is the first to examine the relationship between the two. The University at Buffalo public health researchers followed 1,000 adult smokers in the U.S. in an ...

Healthy Recipes: Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on June 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Recipe Description: Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a delicious, tart frozen yogurt. It is quick and easy to prepare, but plan ahead if you’re using fresh berries—they take a little longer to freeze. Mini chocolate chips give you the most chocolate in every bite, but any kind of chip will work—dark-chocolate lovers should try bittersweet chips. Recipe Ingredients: 3 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt 1/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla ...