Any cook who has ever tried to guess how many asparagus spears equal a pound when a scale is not available knows how hard this can be. (Try stuffing a measuring cup with those pesky raw spears!) Here’s a cheat sheet to follow when faced with this type of dilemma.
asparagus: 1 pound = 15–20 large spears
carrots: 1 pound = 5–6 medium carrots
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.
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.