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Smokers, Obese Face Increased Health Care Costs

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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It may not come as a surprise that people who smoke or are obese use more health care services than their co-workers, but you may be surprised to know that companies have started passing on those costs directly to employees. In 2012 there is expected to be a large increase in the number of companies that charge a higher premium for individuals who smoke or do not maintain a healthy weight. On the bright side, the ...

Healthy Recipes: Green Bean Casserole

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on November 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Green Bean Casserole

Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 medium sweet onion (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 1/4 teaspoons ...

Healthy Recipes: Vegetarian Taco Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on October 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Vegetarian Taco Salad

Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; reheat slightly before serving. Recipe Description: Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture can be made ahead and the salad quickly assembled at mealtime. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell. Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, ...

Healthy Protein Should Be Eaten Throughout the Day

Posted by PCF Admin on October 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Research presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference suggests ingesting more protein over the course of one’s entire day instead of concentrating it during dinner time. As we age it becomes harder for our bodies to synthesize muscle proteins and keep our lean muscle mass. However, simply eating more protein is not the answer. Currently, servings from the protein group are limited because of heart-unhealthy saturated fat and a desire ...