What’s for Dinner? Teff!

bowl of teff grain

Have you tried teff, the newest superfood?
This tiny ancient grain from Ethiopia has long been valued for its nutritional content. High in protein and minerals, it’s known as a staple of Ethiopia’s famed distance runners and is now becoming a favorite of American athletes and consumers alike.


Can Certain Foods Help Prevent Cancer?

colorful variety of healthy fruits and veggies

Can certain foods help prevent cancer? Yes! It is all about eating foods rich in phytonutrients.

According to Angela Charlton, a Carilion Clinic registered dietitian, phytonutrients are compounds found in plant foods that function as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, protect healthy cells, minimize or reverse damage and aid in the elimination of harmful substances. 


What Does a Registered Dietitian Eat in a Day?

variety of healthy foods to eat in a day

Have you ever wondered what a dietitian eats on a daily basis? Angela Charlton, a Carilion Clinic registered dietitian, shares how she fuels herself on a typical day.  

Angela follows a mainly plant-based diet that is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and on a typical day she will aim to get in seven to nine servings of fruits and veggies. Take a look at how she gets all of that goodness in!



Processed Meat Linked to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk

hot dog in bun with mustard

Did you know that you actually have control over your cancer risk? You do!

Step 1: Put down the hot dog and step away from the bacon.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report that concluded that processed meats—such as bacon, salami, sausage and hot dogs—are carcinogenic to humans, and red meat—such as pork, lamb, and beef—is likely carcinogenic to humans.



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