Berry-licious!

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The concept of berries being used as a way of preventing cancer started in the 1980’s when Professor Gary Stoner found out that the ellagic acid located in produce prevented the formation of tumors.  Plenty of research has been done in the past 30 years since the discovery by Gary Stoner focusing on berries and cancer prevention.  Blueberries in particular have been shown to minimize and fix the harm that has been done to the body by inflammation and oxidative stress. Blueberries include a wealth of nutrients and phytochemicals including, but not limited to fiber, vitamin C, anthocyanins and ellagic […]

Cruciferous…. Dinosaur Vegetables?

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Cruciferous…. Sounds like a period of Earth’s timeline doesn’t it? Mesozoic, Cretaceous, Cruciferous… Or like a vegetable the T-Rex would eat…..Dinosaurs need fiber too! Okay, i digress… these vegetables are alive and well today and you can find them right down the street at your local grocery store! Arugula Broccoli Bok Choy Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Collard Greens Horseradish Kale Radishes Rutabaga Turnips and greens Watercress Wasabi This family is known for its health benefits pretty far and wide. Your mom always yelled at you to eat your broccoli right? Well, here’s why! These vegetables are packed with all sorts […]

Fight Cancer with Vitamin C!

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“You’ve got a cold? Drink a glass of OJ and you’re good to go.” We’ve all heard this at one point in our lives, especially the colder months. Humans are one of the few species in the world that does not produce its own Vitamin C. This nutrient is essential for immune health, especially when it comes to preventing cancer. That’s why it’s SUPER important to seek out foods that are high in Vitamin C. Our immediate go-to is citrus, and that’s a great place to start! You could go with a classic: the orange. But you can also spread […]

Allium Vegtables: Powerful flavor with powerful nutrition!

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Welcome to Cancer Control Month on A Better Bag of Groceries.  In the month of April we plan to focus on a variety of fruits and vegetables that may reduce your risk of developing cancer.  We will talk about what components of the fruit/vegetable that reduce your risk of developing cancer, how to incorporate it into your diet if not already there as well as uses of the fruit/vegetable.  The fruits and vegetables we will be discussing provide a concoction of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants beneficial to your health.  Today we will be talking about the allium vegetables and […]