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Four Bean Salad

Steps: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the beans, onion, celery, and green or red pepper. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, thyme, pepper, and garlic. Whisking continually, add the oil in a slow, thin stream. Whisk until well blended. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss to coat […]

What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the U.S. and around the globe. Worldwide, there are nearly a million new cases diagnosed every year. In honor of National Men’s Health Month, let’s take a closer look at how diet and lifestyle choices may help reduce risk for this common condition. The […]

Nutrition for Moms-to-Be

Good nutrition is important at every stage of life, and when a woman is eating for two, food decisions can be even more confusing and stressful! If you or someone in your life is pregnant or hoping to become pregnant, there are a few key dietary needs to keep in mind. To celebrate the mothers […]

I see lots of ads and Web pages touting the benefits of antioxidant vitamins....

A. Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of this newsletter, answers: “Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, molecules in need of an electron which roam the body potentially causing damage by taking electrons from other molecules. Many detrimental effects of aging and […]

Q. What is your experts’ take on genetically modified foods? Should I try to...

A. Timothy Griffin, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Agriculture, Food and Environment program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, answers: “Genetic engineering (GE) is the process of modifying an organism’s genes to change a characteristic of that organism. The most common use of this process is to make crops […]

News Bites May 2022

Walking Can Preserve Women’s Muscle with Age, No Extra Protein Needed A trial that asked if milk was better at helping build muscle than a nondairy milk alternative found out that increasing walking was all that was necessary to increase daily muscle protein synthesis. For three days, twenty-two older women were put on standardized diets […]

Phytochemicals: The Nutrients You Never Heard of

Each plant we consume contains hundreds of phytochemicals. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these fascinating plant compounds behave in our bodies. We talked to Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, professor emeritus at Tufts’ Friedman School and former director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, to find out […]

Download The Full May 2022 Issue PDF

  • Phytochemicals: The Nutrients You Never Heard of
  • Cardiac Arrest: What You Need to Know
  • Nutrition for Moms-to-Be
  • Antioxidant Vitamins
  • Genetically Engineered Food
  • Plant Based Grilling  

Plant-Based Grilling

Grilling may traditionally lean towards burgers, brats, steaks, and other meats, but don’t let that limit your menu picks! That open flame maximizes and often transforms the flavor of veggies and fruits, too. From traditional choices like peppers and eggplant, to corn on the cob, carmelized fruit, or grilled romaine hearts, fruits and vegetables are […]

Cardiac Arrest: What You Need to Know

Every year in the U.S., more than 356,000 people of all ages suffer sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work, or while otherwise going about their daily lives. That’s almost 1,000 people a day. Nearly 90 percent are fatal. What is Cardiac Arrest? Your heart runs on electrical signals. A small cluster of specialized cells […]