Diet and Nutrition
May brings warmer weather and of course, summer celebrations. Make your party a little healthier this year with these recipes.
Tomatoes are the second most eaten vegetable in the United States and the American Institute for Cancer Research identifies them as an excellent source of vitamins C and A. There are many great ways to cook with tomatoes, especially during the summer months. Check out these delicious and easy to prepare tomato recipes!
Okra is a vegetable that is grown during the warmer seasons. Also known as "ladies’ fingers", okra provides a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. When consumed in a healthy diet, okra can promote heart health and strong bones. It may also help reduce your risk of developing cancer.
Crunchy, nutty and nutrition-packed seeds are a great addition to many recipes! Research indicates that seeds have numerous health benefits. You can roast them or buy them pre-roasted. Try flaxseeds, chia seeds and more to enhance your healthy meals.
Research shows that phytochemicals found in the spices turmeric, ginger, allspice, garlic and cinnamon might play a role in cancer prevention. Use these spices when cooking to enhance your healthy meals. Keep in mind that spices can transform an entire dish with the power of a pinch or a teaspoon.