Savoring Spring Vegetables

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As we enter the first full month of spring, we eagerly look forward to a profusion of spring vegetables and take one step closer to warm summer days full of sunshine and abundant fresh produce. This is a great time to boost your veggies – both amount and variety – and help fill at least 2/3 of your plate with plant foods.

Common Spring Vegetables

Artichokes
Argula
Asparagus
Fiddlehead Ferns
Garlic Scapes
Green Beans
Green Garlic

Pea Shoots
Peas
Radishes
Ramps
Rhubarb
Spring Onions
Watercress

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Physical Activity and its Effectiveness in Cancer Therapy

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Research shows that physical activity offers plenty of benefits for long-term health and plays an important role in both cancer prevention and healthy survivorship. For reducing cancer risk, American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous (if possible) physical activity per week. Emerging evidence shows that physical activity, can be a valuable complement to traditional cancer treatments as well. A recently published paper supports the role of physical activity in increasing the effectiveness of radiation therapy, chemotherapy and even immunotherapy.

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Intense, Short Exercise Bouts Found to Lower Colon Cancer Cell Growth

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There is already strong research showing that regular exercise lowers the risk of developing colon cancer. Evidence also indicates that being active can help colon cancer survivors live longer and stay healthier.

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