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Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Thanksgiving can be one of the hardest holidays for people wanting to lose weight. Food is plentiful and often soaked in butter and fat. However, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be such a difficult time. Most Thanksgiving foods are healthy but become loaded with calories and fats after preparation, requiring us to either eat them in moderation or prepare them differently. Here are some tips to limit holiday indulgence: Place brightly colored vegetables without sauce on the ...

Reimagining the Cranberry During the Holiday Season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When you think of canned cranberry sauce, images of the gelatinous, sugar laden holiday staple come to mind. But without all the added sugar, cranberries can be used to liven up a holiday meal by providing extra flavor and an assortment of health benefits. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C as well as antioxidants and have properties which may help prevent cancer, heart disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries are also effective against bacteria which cause bladder ...

Tips For Packing Your Own Lunch to Improve Your Health and IQ

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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No matter how healthy the options are, eating at school or a cafeteria at work or, even worse, a fast food restaurant for lunch can be a risky proposal for your health. However, when you pack your lunch yourself, or for your kids, you can control the ingredients and therefore the calorie and fat content and the sodium levels to help provide a tasty, healthy and much cheaper alternative. In addition, a recent study has ...

Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Sorbet

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Watermelon Sorbet

This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker. Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling & freezing times) To Make Ahead: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 6 cups watermelon chunks (4-pound watermelon), seeded 2 tablespoons lime juice Recipe Steps: Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve ...