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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    New review, alcohol increases risk of 7 cancers

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    A new analysis of the evidence that uses AICR research concludes that alcohol links to increased risk of seven types of cancers, causing almost half a million deaths from cancer in 2012. The review, published today in the journal Addiction, supports AICR’s findings.

    The new review concluded that alcohol consumption linked to cancers of the: breast; pharynx; larynx; esophagus; liver; colon; and rectum. (AICR evidence also shows a link with alcohol and stomach cancer.)

    AICR’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention say that if you do drink alcohol, drink moderate amounts. (1 glass for women daily; 2 for men).

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      Flavor Up Your Family’s Snacks with Herbs and Spices

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      Getting your kids to eat fresh, whole foods could be as simple as getting a little creative in the kitchen! By using herbs and spices, you can alter the flavor profile of any food to satisfy the taste buds of the pickiest eater. Herbs add a burst of flavor and texture to any food, while spices can heat things up or simply add some complexity to a simple dish. The added benefit is that herbs and spices allow you to use less salt when cooking!

      kids activities blogThis is a huge perk for parents, because children 6 to 18 years old consume about 3,300 mg of salt per day, while the recommended amount is 2,300 mg or less. By preparing vegetable-based, savory s­nacks at home with herbs and spices, you’re helping to cut back on the amount of sodium they’re consuming from sweets and other processed choices. You’ll be doing yourself a favor, too, by cutting back on your own salt consumption. Plus herbs and spices are packed with phytochemicals that have health promoting properties!

      Here are some ideas to help incorporate these flavor purveyors into your home and kitchen. Get ready to spice up your menu this summer and cut back on sodium! Read more… “Flavor Up Your Family’s Snacks with Herbs and Spices”

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