Berry-licious!

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Cancer Control Month 2016

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 […]

Nuts! They make us crazy!

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Heart Health Month 2016

Tree nuts have been an essential food dating as far back as 10,000 years!  They have a long shelf life, are an excellent source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, and have a variety of benefits.  Research shows that incorporating them into your diet may lower cholesterol, reducing your risk of heart disease.  They may also help you to maintain/lose weight by curbing your appetite as well as boost your immune system, preventing you from getting sick. Now you’re probably wondering “This sounds amazing!  I can’t get enough of this miracle food!”  This is where you’re wrong.  You know the […]