Women who eat large amounts of carbohydrates with a high glycemic load may be at much higher risk for developing colon cancer, according to a study that appeared in the February 2004 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The culprit? Higher blood sugar levels and an elevated insulin response that can foster tumor growth. In fact, women who frequently ate foods like refine...
According to a recent scientific advisory
issued by the American Heart Association (AHA), there is no justification to fork over money for expensive antioxidant dietary supplements to help prevent or treat cardiovascular disease (CVD). Instead, the AHA says, get all the antioxidants you need from a diet high in plain old fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are molecules that reduce the damage to cells and DNA caused by free radicals, unpaired (and therefore unstable) atoms created by everyday biological processes.
Serve this tasty chutney
as a dip or as a topping for
whole grains, steamed veggies,
chicken, fish or tofu.
4 cups diced cantaloupe
(about 1 melon)
1⁄3 cup golden raisins
1⁄3 cup minced red onion
1⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup water
3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Are you one of the 1–2 million Americans who are gluten-intolerant and need to avoid products that contain wheat? If so, you may want to investigate a whole grain known as sorghum, which is increasingly being used in products ranging from bread to waffles to noodles.
Even as dietitians are urging kids to give up soft drinks, another group of researchers is waiting in the wings with a replacement carbonated product called Fizzy Fruit™. Created by scientists at Oregon State University, the product is essentially fruit, such as apples and pears, that has been carbonated. According to the company’s website, Fizzy Fruits will soon be available in a store, school, movie theater or grocery store near you.
When first diagnosed with cancer, many people feel helpless about their ability to fight the disease. In addition to trying conventional therapies like radiation and chemotherapy, cancer victims can make some practical and proactive lifestyle changes to live longer and healthier lives.