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buckwheat - cook for your life

Buckwheat

Bang For Your Buck(wheat) By Mila Loza   Possibly one of the most overlooked whole grains, buckwheat packs a hefty nutritional punch. Often mistaken as a relative of wheat, hulled buckwheat is a pseudo-cereal packed with all the benefits of whole grains – including fiber, potassium, and magnesium – except it is gluten free. This […]

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Stone Fruits, Health benefits

Summer Stone Fruits

By Alyssa Adler Stone fruits, or drupes, are fruits that have thin skin and a large and hard middle seed. Drupes include nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots and cherries. These fruits commonly grow in warm climates, but in the northern states the growing season is June to September. Drupes are well known for their Vitamin C components. […]

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Red Meat - Can It Fit Into A Healthy Diet?

Red Meat — Can It Fit Into a Healthy Diet?

For decades in cancer research, scientists have studied the link between red meat consumption and cancer.  Study results have been mixed, but some convincing explanations of why red meat may contribute to this disease are emerging. So, you’re probably thinking: Here’s something else I need to cross off my grocery list.  But take heart:  If […]

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mediterranean diet, pasta, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, healthy food

Breaking Good

Five years ago, when I was in my late fifties, I had one of the worst days of my life. After a blood test for an annual physical revealed a PSA level of 4.1 – not excessively high, but a possible warning sign for prostate cancer – a biopsy indicated that I did, in fact, […]

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Thinking about Men's Health

Thinking about Men’s Health

July 4th is coming up and as legions of guys all over the country put on their aprons, pick up their tongs and head out to BBQ sausages, burgers and steak for friends and family, it’s worth remembering that this month is Men’s Health Month.   Unlike women, men tend to be notoriously bad at […]

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Seed Guide - Cook for Your Life

Simply Seedy: A Seed Guide for Cancer Patients

Seeds provide numerous health benefits due to the abundance of nutrients packed inside them. Seeds are an important part of the diet because they contain both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in addition to magnesium, zinc, calcium and copper. Not only that, but seeds have significant amounts of fiber, vitamins and phytonutrients. Further, they have also […]

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    buckwheat - cook for your life

    Buckwheat

    Bang For Your Buck(wheat) By Mila Loza   Possibly one of the most overlooked whole grains, buckwheat packs a hefty nutritional punch. Often mistaken as a relative of wheat, hulled buckwheat is a pseudo-cereal packed with all the benefits of whole grains – including fiber, potassium, and magnesium – except it is gluten free. This […]

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    broiled, miso, eggplant- Broiled Miso Eggplant- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life

    Eggplant

    The Purple Powerhouse By Alysia Santo Known for its glossy purple skin, eggplant is an often unsung hero among vegetables. Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it has a uniquely satisfying texture, making it an excellent meat substitute for cancer patients who want to reduce the amount of meat or animal fat in their […]

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    tomato - cook for your life

    Tomatoes

    TOMATO…TOMAHTO By Chelsea Fisher Not too many centuries ago, tomatoes were thought to be poison. Thank goodness that dark age is over, as we now know that tomatoes have abundant amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant that imbues them with their glowing hue, and may be an extremely powerful agent in preventing and minimizing the risk […]

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    Mint and Almond Pesto - Cook For Your Life

    Mint

    Getting Into Mint Condition By Chelsea Fisher In its several varieties, mint has been used as a venerable folk medicine to aid digestion, relieve sore throats, treat headaches, colds, congestion – not to mention providing an near universal flavor for toothpaste, mouthwash, and chewing gum. According to The American Cancer Society, mint is a potential […]

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    Zucchini

    The Incredibly Versatile Zucchini

    Anyone for Squash? By Chelsea Fisher Throughout the summer and fall, farmer’s market stands and grocery bins alike are overflowing with zucchini, aka summer squash. Unlike winter squash that are left to ripen and mature, summer squash are picked early, when their skins are soft and edible. That’s important because the rind is rich in […]

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