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Diet and Nutrition

Recipe corner: fiesta crock pot lettuce wraps and infused water

May brings warmer weather and of course, summer celebrations. Make your party a little healthier this year with these recipes.

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Recipe corner: cooking with tomatoes

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!

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Recipe corner: cooking with okra

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. 

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Diet and nutrition: super seeds

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.

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Diet and nutrition: spices for cancer prevention

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. 

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