Nutrition 365 Blog



We are excited about Nutrition 365: Monthly Whole Food Education for Cancer Prevention! Each month, we'll dive into topics such as healthy fats, food additives, plant protein, and more! Check out our blog regularly for posts, handouts to download, and new recipes to try! 





12/1/2016 12:08:05 PM

Energy Density, a.k.a. calorie density, refers to the amount of calories present in a specific weight of food. Research shows that people tend to eat the same volume of food each day, so choosing foods low in energy density promotes weight loss without the hassle of counting every calorie.  Read here to learn which foods have the lowest energy density and how you can use this information to make better choices...


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10/1/2016 8:22:28 AM

Dietary fats are nutrients found in foods that supply calories and help the body to absorb certain vitamins. They can be found in both plant and animal foods, but leading health organizations recommend that plants provide most of the fat in our diets. Although most plant foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans are naturally low in fat, some, such as avocadoes, nuts, seeds and oils are naturally high in fat. These high-fat plant foods also contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and health-protective phytochemicals, so small to moderate amounts of these foods are part of a cancer-fighting diet.


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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Good Fats  |  October
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7/1/2016 8:14:47 AM
Green SmoothieJuly is already here and we are definitely feeling the summer heat!  This month, we are focusing on going green with our smoothies.  "Green Smoothie Goodness" we call it.  If you have never added greens to your smoothie, you are missing out on tons of phytochemicals, vitamins and beneficial digestive enzymes.  Green smoothies make a fantastic breakfast on the go, a superb snack, or a rejuvenating post work out pick-me-up.  Give it a try this July.  Go Green to get lean and mean!  ( ;

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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Fiber  |  Green Smoothies  |  July  |  Phytochemicals  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes
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6/1/2016 9:56:41 AM
Summer is just around the corner along with all of the wonderful summer veggies AND the hot and heavy humidity so familiar to Louisiana natives!  With all this summer heat, who wants to spend time cooking or eating a hot and heavy meal?  This month, we are focusing on salads.  Raw salads, cold salads, sweet salads, savory salads, pasta salads, potato salads...we are going crazy over salads!  We will also have plenty of fabulous, easy to prepare salad dressings.  Read more for tips to help you create a delicious, nutritious and interesting summer salad.  And, stay tuned for some fantastic recipes!!!

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Categories: Cancer Prevention  |  Fiber  |  June  |  Plant Protein  |  Raw  |  Recipes  |  Salad Dressings
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5/2/2016 9:01:06 AM


This month we are focusing on becoming aware of and eliminating highly processed foods from our diet.  Yellow #5, monosodium glutamate, sodium propionate, sulphur dioxide...yikes!  What are  chemicals in our food?  Learn how to recognize and avoid these additives and clean up your diet for greater health!

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4/1/2016 5:20:25 PM
Spring has SPRUNG! Our natural world is coming back to life, the flowers are blooming, and an abundance of delicious fruits and veggies are up and coming.  In addition to being a treat for the taste buds, these colorful plants pack a powerful nutritional punch.  Read here to find out about the abundance of "Fabulous Phytochemicals" that are found in fruits and vegetables...
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Categories: April  |  Cancer Prevention  |  Phytochemicals
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