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Are Frozen Vegetables Healthy?

With fresh-picked local produce, the snap peas still have their snap, the cauliflower keeps its crunch, and mushrooms aren’t mushy. But when the freshest vegetables are unavailable or unaffordable, frozen produce is a viable option. For consumers, it often brings up a natural question: Are frozen vegetables healthy? The short … Read More

6 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Few fruits are as versatile as the tomato—we use them to top salads and in sandwiches, they’re the base of ketchup, barbecue sauce, and other popular condiments, and they add both a sweet and savory flavor to soups, stews, gravies, and sauces. Southern Italian cuisine wouldn’t be the same without … Read More

Foods That Fight Cancer

As a prior oncology nurse, I’m constantly asked, “What are the most effective foods that fight cancer?” The answer is less about specific foods than about ingredients. And according to evidence-based research, five ingredients rank higher than any other nutraceuticals, and each should be included as part of an anti-cancer … Read More

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods! Some common phytonutrients are carotenoids like lutein, flavonoids, coumarins, indoles, isoflavones, lignans, organosulfates and plant sterols. Carotenoids are found in the cells of a many red, orange and yellow plants … Read More

A Healthy, Easy Tomato Sauce Recipe

I never thought that I was a tomato sauce person. That is, until this past summer. My mom’s garden is overflowing with tomatoes of all shapes, sizes, and colors. My mom doesn’t really like fresh tomatoes, and neither do I. So when she ended up with more tomatoes than she … Read More

Osteoporosis in Men: What to Eat to Avoid a Broken Hip

Osteoporosis in men is much more common—and more deadly—than most people recognize. Twenty to thirty percent of the more than 340,000 Americans who suffer a broken hip each year are men. Male hip fracture patients are generally 2 to 4 years younger than female patients, less healthy, and more likely … Read More

Improve Your Cholesterol Numbers with Citrus Fruits

Aside from their bright colors, sweet tastes and appealing fragrances, citrus fruits – grapefruits, lemons and oranges – are tremendously beneficial for health.  This is because the fruits are loaded with antioxidants such as vitamin C, flavonoids, beta-carotene, lycopene, and a heart-healthy soluble fiber called pectin. Red Grapefruits Help Reduce … Read More

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