Whole grains contain the healthy bran and germ of the grain, which are removed when processed into refined grain products like white bread.
Oatmeal helps to lower harmful blood cholesterol and protect your heart, and may help protect against colon cancer by keeping your digestive system healthy. And oatmeal can be substituted for some of the flour in recipes for pancakes, cookies and muffins and other baked goods. All plant-based foods contain dietary fiber, while animal proteins contain none.
AICR recommends eating at least 3 servings (1/2 cup or 1 slice) of whole-grains each day. Click here to receive a weekly Health-e-Recipe email from AICR.
It bears repeating: Our message at AICR is evidence-based, not agenda-driven.
One of our 10 Recommendations for Cancer Prevention is to limit meat consumption. Our Expert Panel judged that the evidence linking diets high in red meat and processed meat to colorectal cancer is convincing. So they said:
Even so, our recommendation on meat isn’t popular with special interests. Vegetarian groups don’t like it because it leaves room on the plate for moderate amounts of meat.
And the meat industry? They see our recommendation as an attack on their bottom line, and do everything they can to attack the recommendation, and the exhaustive report it came from.
Case in point: The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has just released their own “technical summary” of the science on the meat-cancer link. Three guesses what it concludes.
Now that they’ve published it themselves, the rest of the scientific community can finally get a look at this document members of the meat lobby have been talking about — but not showing to anyone — for two years.
The stew ingredients are full of cancer-protective phytochemicals and fiber. Polenta adds even more fiber to the vegetable-chickpea stew. It is sold pre-made in tube-shaped plastic packages in the chilled dairy section of many supermarkets. Click here to subscribe to AICR’s weekly Health-e-Recipe.
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