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Month: May 2013

Hold the Cream: 5 Vegan Substitutes That Are Just as Good

Hold the Cream: 5 Vegan Substitutes That Are Just as Good

May 14, 2013   By Leta Shy, POPSUGAR Heavy cream can elevate many dishes, but its high saturated fat and calorie content doesn’t exactly make it the healthiest option. And if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, your meals may be lacking that distinct texture from the dairy product. Stop pining and get the creaminess back with these five vegan substitutes! Avocado. The creamy high-fat content of avocados make them a perfect substitute for milk and cream. Use avocado in baking…

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Fighting Cancer, A Forkful At A Time

Fighting Cancer, A Forkful At A Time

By The Gazette (Montreal)     October 17, 2007 Richard Béliveau is a Montreal biochemist and cancer researcher, not a chef. So even though more than 20 of the 160 recipes in Cooking with Foods that Fight Cancer are his, he wasn’t keen on demonstrating any of them – not the Cuban black bean soup or the Bengal beef, not even the dead-easy shepherd’s pie with lentils. They’re all dishes he eats and enjoys though, along with other foods influenced by cuisines…

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Want to Lose Weight? Here is the #1 Habit You Need to Break

Want to Lose Weight? Here is the #1 Habit You Need to Break

December 3, 2012    By Amy O’ConnorThere are few absolutes in weight loss science. High-carb versus low-carb diets are still the subject of endless debate. Whether snacks make you slimmer or fatter is an argument for the ages. The evidence for calories-in versus calories-burned is even being questioned.Amid this dissonant squabbling a clarion truth emerges: Eating at night is strongly associated with being overweight and obese. That after-dark nibbling makes you fat seems to be true for people of all…

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4 Natural Liver Cleansing Foods

4 Natural Liver Cleansing Foods

by Anthony Gucciardi    May 29th, 2012  Liver health is directly tied to your overall health, and poor liver health could very well be the root cause of many diseases that currently affect millions of people worldwide. Often assaulted with toxic substances like high-fructose corn syrup, which can ‘overburden’ the liver and subsequently lead to complications, it is very likely that your liver has experienced at least some degree of damage due to dietary and environmental factors. In fact, the…

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Red and processed meats and cancer prevention

Red and processed meats and cancer prevention

Eat less red meat (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meat. To reduce your cancer risk, eat no more than 500g (cooked weight) per week of red meat, like beef, pork and lamb, and avoid processed meats such as ham, bacon, salami, hot dogs and some sausages. Cancer fact 10% of bowel cancers cases could be prevented through reducing the amount of processed meat we eat. What is red meat? Red meat refers to beef, pork, lamb…

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A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

Maria Rodale  May 17, 2013 Whip out a pen and paper and quickly write down the top 5 to 10 stresses that wear you down and always seem to be percolating in the back of your mind. When you’re done, look at each one to see if it has a time component. How about that commute? Are you slugging it out in traffic for hours every day? Or what about prodding your kids to get their homework done by dinnertime?…

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How You Deal With Your Emotions Can Influence Your Anxiety

How You Deal With Your Emotions Can Influence Your Anxiety

By Alexandra Sifferlin   May 13, 2013      When faced with a challenge, whether you deny the problems it poses or dive in to solve them in a positive way may determine how much anxiety you feel overall.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 40 million Americans ages 18 and older are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder every year. To dig deeper into who may be at greatest risk, investigators from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign surveyed…

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School gardens plant seeds for healthy eating

School gardens plant seeds for healthy eating

By Lee Marshall, CBC News      Posted: May 17, 2013 Students learn more than horticulture when they get their hands dirty Red and yellow tulips are blooming at Winchester Public School in downtown Toronto, but that’s not all that is growing there. Students are planting radishes, spinach, parsley, carrots and mouse melons, too. Composting is the lesson for the day in this large food garden. “The worms poop and that’s how the dirt goes,” explains kindergarten student Sophie. Kids pull dandelion…

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Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress

Risk for heart disease rises when workers drink, smoke or overeat WebMD News from HealthDay   By Robert Preidt   HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) – Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says. Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Sweden and Finland. Their lifestyles were rated in one of three categories…

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March Against Monsanto Coming to a City Near You

March Against Monsanto Coming to a City Near You

Brandi, selected from Diets in Review   May 18, 2013  Those angered by the recent signing of the Monsanto Protection Act will have a chance to air their frustrations next Saturday, May 25. The March Against Monsanto is taking place in cities all over the world to protest the company and the act that many feel was signed to give it power over the law.The March Against Monsanto website shows 44 countries taking part in the March. Most Marches are being…

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