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What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease ...

Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Wrap

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Wrap

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup couscous, preferably whole-wheat 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive ...

Junk Food Ads Cause Children to Nag Incessantly

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In light of the growing problem of childhood obesity, a recent study at Johns Hopkins examined the effect that junk food television advertisements have on children. The study focused on what researchers call “The Nag Factor,” which theorizes that, after being inundated with ads for unhealthy food and beverages, children are persistent in nagging their parents to purchase junk food. While parents have a number of different ways to combat the problem, the study suggests ...

Healthy Recipes: Japanese Cucumber Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Recipe Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip) Recipe Steps: Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food ...