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Basil

Basil garners accolades for great taste, but it also provides a number of vitamins, minerals, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and even anti-inflammatory compounds. Adding basil to meals provides a boost of...


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Spaghetti Squash

You may have heard spaghetti squash referred to as “vegetable spaghetti” or “noodle squash.” The insides look just like spaghetti, making this squash ready to be your next pasta. Spaghetti...


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Tahini: Health Benefits & Recipe Tips

Tahini offers a salty, creamy component to any dish and its health benefits are certainly something to brag about.  Made into a paste from grounded sesame seeds, tahini...


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Grapeseed Oil

You might wonder how fresh, juicy grapes could be connected to sauteed vegetables. Yet the fruit’s little seeds contain oil that’s gaining popularity among food companies and home...


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Keeping the Doctor Away: Apples 101

Apples are one of the most popular and diverse fruits in the world.  At one point in time, there were over 15,000 different breeds of apples growing in...


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When Sea Plus Could Be a Minus

Choosing healthy and environmentally safe seafood has become, surprisingly, a daunting task.  The negative impact of pollutants such as PCBs and mercury in seafood has been dogging the...


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Warm Up To Frozen Fruit

Frozen fruits shouldn’t be overlooked. They are picked at their peak ripeness and flash frozen almost immediately, so we're able to enjoy the best of the season year-round....


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Sicilian Food, Sicilian Soul

For chef Fabrizia Lanza, healthy eating is a simple matter: If you listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs.  Lanza grew up in Sicily, where...


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The Nestle Effect

Award-wining nutritionist Marion Nestle pinpoints three simple rules for healthy eating, both for the prevention of cancer and during treatment: eat a variety of foods, eat a minimal...


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Cooking for Cancer Patients

A time when good nutrition is extremely important, there are a lot of important factors to keep in mind when bringing meals to a loved one with cancer....


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Ask Esther: Calcium & Vitamin D Intake

I am in need of guidance on some good sources of calcium and vitamin d for my dear friend who has just started her first of 16 weeks...


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Ask Esther: Are some foods bad for people with cancer?

I've heard that eating animal protein, soy, and some non-organic foods aren't good for people with cancer. Is that true? This is a question that many people in the...