A Spring Chicken at Its Best

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Today’s Health-e-Recipe for Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast infuses lean poultry with fragrant green herbs. Dried herbs usually have a stronger taste than fresh versions. All herbs contain phytochemicals that help fight cancer; oregano is especially high in antioxidants. Use herbs abundantly in all your cooking. This recipe can be your model for pairing herbs with lemon juice and garlic in salad dressings, cooked vegetables, seafood and meats – flavoring that helps you minimize salt. Click here to subscribe to AICR’s weekly Health-e-Recipe.

Simple Step: Save the Earth & Lower Cancer Risk

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Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of an effort begun in the U.S. to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Just about everyone can point to something they have changed in the past few years to use less energy (energy efficient light bulbs) or reduce consumption (take your own bags to the grocery store).

AICR suggests this earth day you consider taking a simple step to not only help the planet, but also lower your risk for cancer.

Following AICR’s New American Plate concept will help you achieve a healthier diet with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less meat. It’s a diet healthy for the earth because eating less meat means fewer greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere through livestock production.

Read how you can use proportion and portion on your plate to improve your health and the health of the planet.

Let us know how you are celebrating Earth Day 2010.

Have a Pepper Party

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A heaping platter of colorful raw vegetables will be eaten in no time when you serve it with aioli dipping sauce.

Our Red Pepper Aioli, featured in today’s Health-e-Recipe, is based on a garlicky sauce that originated in Southern France. Luckily, you don’t have to spend time making your own mayonnaise. Just pick up a jar of low-fat mayo and focus instead on the roasted red pepper, which provides color, fiber and vitamin C –and a sweet warm taste that is unique.

Bell peppers are actually fruit — the lighter their color, the sweeter they taste.  Red peppers have twice as much vitamin C and eight times more beta-carotene than green peppers because they stay on the vine longer. Reds also contain the phytochemical lycopene which research suggests may be linked with lower risk of prostate cancer. Our Health-e-Recipe lists an array of fresh vegetables to dip – but you can turn it into a pepper festival and add yellow, orange and green bell pepper strips.

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