Exploring the Fall Farmers Market

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Leaves are falling from the trees, colors are changing, the air is crisp and cool, and its finally sweater weather! Fall harvest is here and local farmers markets across the country are offering delicious and colorful produce for the new season. From apples and pumpkins to swiss chard and kale, there are plenty of fun fall crops to try. The farmers market is a great place to stock up on some new and familiar vegetables, fruits, and other cancer protective foods. If you are looking for new foods to try, looking for a fun activity to do with family or friends, or simply want to enjoy the season, the farmers market has you covered.

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Building a Cancer-Protective Breakfast

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It’s September. Summer is slowly fading and our autumn is revving up. Whether you are getting back from vacation or starting school, now is the time to focus on building a healthy morning routine. Launching your day with a healthy breakfast provides you the opportunity to start with a bevy of nutrients, fiber and plant compounds that help lower cancer risk and can help provide energy throughout the day. Having breakfast can also cut down on compulsive snacking later on, which can play an important role in keeping you at a healthy weight. Studies are inconsistent about whether a balanced breakfast supports a healthy weight, but it seems that getting more of your day’s calories earlier in the day may be helpful. Healthy weight is important, since strong evidence shows that having overweight or obesity increases the risk of 12 cancers.

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