Study, omega-3s from fish and lower mortality from colorectal cancer

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A recent study finds an intriguing connection between omega-3 fatty acids from fish and survival of colorectal cancer, the third most common and third deadliest cancer.

There is a lot of research on cancer prevention and omega-3 fatty acids, which come from fatty fish along with plant foods sources — like walnuts and flaxseed. This study focused on omega-3s from fish and cancer survivorship.

Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce: Photographs by Heather Victoria Photography
Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce: Photographs by Heather Victoria Photography

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    Why finding healthy foods you love beats avoiding treats

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    Don’t eat the ice cream. Seriously, don’t eat that smooth, chocolaty ice cream. How much do you want ice cream now?

    Many people will try this method of avoiding treats to improve their diet. Another common diet strategy is to eat more healthy foods. We know that maintaining a healthy weight is important for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. But how effective are these avoid and approach strategies for adopting a better eating pattern?PicMonkey Collage

    The newest study on these diets finds out why people with high self-control have more success. Read more… “Why finding healthy foods you love beats avoiding treats”

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      Study finds ads may help kids eat more veggies

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      Mom always said, “Eat your veggies!” – but these words may mean little to children regularly seeing fun cartoon characters and colorful ads promoting unhealthy foods. It’s important for kids to form healthy habits now, like eating vegetables, for long-term protection against cancer and other chronic diseases.

      A recent study suggests that using some of those same marketing techniques could have a powerful impact on helping kids to eat more vegetables.

      The study used a group of superhero vegetable characters in ads that were set up in schools. These characters represent a variety of vegetables – such as broccoli, spinach, onions, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, and zucchini – with the goal to encourage kids to eat many different vegetables. Read more… “Study finds ads may help kids eat more veggies”

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