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Nutrition

Healthy Eating on a Budget

You don't need to break your budget to eat healthy. It doesn't take any extra time to shop wisely or change your staple foods but these very easy strategies can reduce your shopping budget. And with a few minutes of extra planning, you can further reduce your grocery bill.

Take a Bite out of Nutrition

Usually articles about improving what you eat focus on diet, which many people think of as one of those four letter words. So, instead of focusing on what NOT to do, the focus of this article is on what TO eat -- in other words, this article is focusing on what foods are "good for you."

Sugar and cancer: does sugar increase cancer risk?

Although some research suggests that sugar feeds cancer, is it necessary to avoid all foods and beverages that contain sugar? Following such a restriction can significantly reduce your intake of foods that are rich in nutrients that have been shown to fight cancer such as fruits and whole grains.

Fiber: High or Low?

We often hear that fiber is great for our health. It's true that fiber in our diets acts as a wonderful scouring brush that cleans our gastrointestinal tract, keeping it healthy and reducing the risk of diverticulitis and colorectal cancer. But, for cancer patients, there are instances when fiber-rich foods may actually aggravate your stomach. At these times, a modified fiber diet can help.

The Wonder Bug: Probiotics

Whether you're a healthy person looking to reduce cancer risk or a patient in treatment experiencing diarrhea, probiotics could be your wonder bug. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help ferment, decompose and digest the food we eat. They keep disease-causing bacteria in check and play a role in immune health.

Weigh No More

Cigarette smoking is the No. 1 risk factor for lung cancer, but it also increases the risk of many other cancers throughout the body, as well as heart disease and diabetes. If the fear of weight gain is holding you back from quitting, fear no more. The following strategies will help control weight gain and potentially increase your success.

Detox Diets and Cleansing Trends

Perhaps you have been thinking about trying a detox or cleansing diet. Is there any evidence these diets are beneficial? That depends.

Plant-Based Diets: Why all the hype?

Instead of focusing on what you shouldn’t eat or foods to avoid, start including more whole grains and legumes in your diet and, in turn, decrease your risk of cancer and improve your health.

The Facts on Fiber

Fiber is found in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc). Fiber is the part of the plant that our bodies CANNOT digest. That means, our bodies don't break down fiber and don't use it for energy or calories.

Food for Thought

Being overweight is a very common and very serious health problem in the United States. Individuals with a Body Mass Index of more than 25 are at higher risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke and many other diseases.

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