In Praise of Pumpkins

Pumpkins aren’t just for pie.

This versatile squash can be the basis for delicious main dishes, breads and other desserts. Think pumpkin soup, ravioli, pancakes, waffles, gingerbread, muffins, cheesecake and scones—even smoothies and chili.

Pumpkin seeds? They’re a nutritious snack or addition to cookies and other baked goods. And roasted pumpkin croutons can add flavor and nutrition to soups and salads, while pumpkin puree can replace butter or oil in some baked goods recipes.


Processed Meat Linked to Higher Colorectal Cancer Risk

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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.


Cleanses and Detox and Juice - Oh My!

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Fresh juice is often considered to be a viable option to improve health and well-being, but how does increased juice intake, or juicing, really affect your body?

Juicing has been on the mainstream diet circuit for decades, and as a result, there are almost too many juicing trends to manage. There are weekly juicing regimens, juice-only cleanses and energy recipes. You can drink juice to help you fall asleep, curb your appetite or even remedy acne.  


Eating Healthy on a Budget

We all know that we should eat healthy to maintain our ideal weight, but did you know that eating a healthy diet also increases your chances of living a long and good-quality life?

Eating a healthy diet will help you not only feel better but also look better, function better and live longer. Consuming a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and lean protein foods, as well as drinking plenty of water and exercising, are key to maintaining a healthy weight and keeping disease at bay.



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