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Fruit Wax Facts
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Fruit Wax Facts

Everything you wanted to know about fruit wax, including if you should be buying special cleaners to remove that wax...or not.

Produce PLU Codes
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Produce PLU Codes

Those stickers on your produce do more than tell the cashier what to charge you for your item. There is a secret language that tells you if your produce is grown conventionally, organically or with genetically modified seed.

What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?
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What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?

Vegetable washes, vinegar, distilled water, tap water, soap—what is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables? Before I answer that question, I have another one. Why is this topic important for thriving after cancer? It’s important because eating fruits and vegetables are a super important part of a cancer-fighting diet. We hear so much...

Should I Become Vegetarian to Prevent Cancer?
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Should I Become Vegetarian to Prevent Cancer?

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition just published a study on the incidence of cancer in Vegetarians compared to fish eaters and meat eaters. The study combined the data of two prospective studies. Prospective means “looking forward” so in this type of observational study, subjects without cancer are enrolled and asked to complete dietary and...

Top-10 Take-Aways from Dietitians Oncology Conference 2014
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Top-10 Take-Aways from Dietitians Oncology Conference 2014

1. Diet and obesity are second to smoking as a cause of cancer. Obesity causes inflammation in organs and visceral fat (the fat that is packed around our organs, as opposed to sub-cutaneous fat, which is just below the skin). Weight loss is a good strategy for cancer risk reduction. 2. From 2004 to present,...

Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley
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Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley

Ingredients: 3-4 Carrots 3-4 Parsnips 1 Sweet potato 2 Sweet onions 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp Rosemary 1/4 tsp Thyme You can use any combination of fall vegetables. Others that work well with this recipe include leeks, squash and beets. Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel...