Beets are “Funky and Strong”

Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits…

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Color Me Healthy

Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease.  But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes…New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!

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Mediterranean-ish Diet Month!

May is Mediterranean Diet month (a fact I recently learned from Oldways), and so I am focusing a lot of my education and outreach this month on drawing attention to this high-fat, plant-based diet. I will be talking (and tasting) olive oil a lot this month, and even leading olive oil tasting sessions to help […]

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Foods for the “Big C”

I am teaching a class on Cancer Prevention this month, and in preparation for that class, I have been reviewing the Dietary Recommendations of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the Angiogenesis Foundation’s Eat to Beat Cancer webpage, and I took a continuing education class on Nutrition and Cancer through the Arizona Center for […]

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