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Going Vegan-What You Need to Know

The vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, however cutting out major food groups like meat and dairy can put you at risk of nutritional deficiencies. Before starting on the vegan lifestyle, it is important […]

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vegan-cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

Going Vegan-What You Need to Know

The vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, however cutting out major food groups like meat and dairy can put you at risk of nutritional deficiencies. Before starting on the vegan lifestyle, it is important […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup - Cook For Your Life

Chicken Soup for the Southwestern Soul

In Mexico and the Southwestern U.S., food can be nutritious, but never bland. Thus tortilla soup is the spicier version of the classic chicken noodle we all know. Peppers give the conventionally tame broth a bit of a kick, and tortillas replace the noodles. Either way you like it, chicken soup is wholesome, nourishing, and […]

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grains- cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

Our Favorite Five Grains

Grains have been a staple of the American diet for many years. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, corn, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals and grits are examples of grain products. They are cheap, and provide an excellent source of carbohydrates which give us energy. […]

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Ask Registered Dietician Esther Trepal- resolutions- cook for your life

Ask Esther: Detoxifying After Treatment

Have you ever considered posting about detoxifying foods and teas post-chemo? Many cancer survivors, having completed their chemotherapy, feel a need to “detox.” They want to clear the drugs out of their system and take control of their body again. Rather than “detox,” I like to think of it as rebalancing the system – adding […]

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frozen foods- cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

Freezing 101 – How to make the most of your freezer

The freezer is the most useful kitchen apparatus for cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones. Freezing meals for those days where treatment has left you tired will ensure that you have a healthy, wholesome meal just when you need it. Keeping ingredients like vegetables in the freezer is also a great idea, as they […]

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    onions - anti-cancer - cook for your life

    Onions

    Layers of Goodness By Chelsea Fisher Smile through the tears. Sulfur, the spicy element that gives onions their bite and makes you cry when chopping them, helps detoxify the body and may aid your immune system. Antioxidant-rich onions bring other benefits, too. The American Institute for Cancer Research reports that allium vegetables like garlic and […]

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    Lemons & Limes

    The Antioxidant Avengers By Chelsea Fisher Those tart teammates, lemons and limes, are born winners. They’re also surprisingly versatile, adding to and enhancing the flavors of just about any food while offering powerful antioxidants. The two citrus fruits even have antimicrobial properties. Both lemons and limes contain limonin, a disease-fighting compound. According to a study […]

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    Frozen Fruits and Vegetables, anti-cancer recipes

    Frozen Fruits & Vegetables

    Way Cool By Fiona Breslin Frozen fruits and vegetables may share a store freezer section with TV dinners and EGGO waffles, but they are a far cry nutritionally from those packaged food neighbors. In fact, frozen fruits and vegetables are quite healthy. Because they have been “flash frozen,” they may retain more nutrients than some […]

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    kidney beans - cook for your life

    Kidney Beans

    Few foods can claim to be as simultaneously healthful and satiating as the kidney bean. The big, cabernet-colored bean is integral to such filling dishes as chili con carne and Louisiana Creole red beans and rice, in which it provides nearly as much nutrition as satisfaction. Kidney beans, named after the anatomical organ they resemble, […]

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    Hard-Boiled-Eggs - Cook For Your Life

    Eggs

    According to the American Cancer Society – not that we didn’t know already — protein is a necessary nutrient for cell growth, helps keep our immune systems strong, and is essential after surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment to help fight infection and help build tissue. One of the most cost-effective ways to boost protein intake is […]

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