How can you lower your Breast Cancer risk??

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Breast cancer is devastating and unfortunately everyone is at risk.  Women in the United States have a 1 in 8 risk while men have a 1 in 1,000 risk.  Older women, African American women, as well as those with a family history of breast cancer are especially at risk.  There is no magical food or exercise that can be used as prevention, but you can reduce your risk though diet and a healthy body weight. Research shows that being overweight may increase your risk of breast cancer.  To figure out whether or not you’re at the appropriate weight for your […]

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 […]