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Which is Healthier: Chicken or Tofu?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 28 August 2021
Which is Healthier: Chicken or Tofu?
Tofu is a staple in many Asian cuisines and is made from fermented soybeans. Whether you enjoy it simply steamed or consider it a blank canvas to work on, one thing we can all agree on is that it’s a smart choice when building a balanced, plant-based plate. Per serving, tofu contains about 8 g of protein and 4 g of fat, as well as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium (which also supports healthy blood pressure levels), and potassium—a mineral that function as an electrolyte to h...
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Apples Anyone?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 August 2021
Apples Anyone?
It's a saying as old as time, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Over the years, many have questioned the validity of this well-known statement. Can one piece of fruit be the key to keeping healthy and well? While the debate may never truly be settled, researchers from the University of Perugia (Italy) found that people who frequently eat fruit often have fewer tumours. Apples are one of the fruits that boast a large amount of dietary fibre and polyphenol compounds th...
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Cancer-Fighting Lifestyle Recipe: Tomato-Tofu Stir Fry

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 August 2021
Cancer-Fighting Lifestyle Recipe: Tomato-Tofu Stir Fry
Ingredients: 2 eggs (beat the eggs just before cooking)
2 pieces of Firm Tofu
2 tomatoes
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Sea salt, black pepper, and coconut sugar to taste
3 clove garlic, some ginger, and 1 green onion
1/2 cup water Method: Slice 2 firm tofu into cubes, soak them in warm salt water for 10-15 minutes.
Dice 2 tomatoes into cubes.
Chop 1 green onion, 3 garlic cloves, and some ginger.
Add sea salt, black pepper, soy sauce, and coconut sugar to ta...
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Eating to Lose Weight After Treatment

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 August 2021
Eating to Lose Weight After Treatment
Many people gain weight when they are treated with chemotherapy and steroids. Your extra weight may hang around and increase after chemotherapy if you also take hormonal therapy (tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor). If your body shifts into menopause because of chemotherapy, there's a tendency to gain weight. This weight gain may be because of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL), which is controlled by insulin. LPL sits on the surface of cells and pulls fat out of the bloodstream...
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Today's Recipe: Chickpeas Salad

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 August 2021
Today's Recipe: Chickpeas Salad
Many research studies have indicated that plant-based diets can help reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, as well as lower the risk of developing a number of diseases. The most common question people have upon learning this information is 'What does plant-based mean?' Plant-based is not vegetarian nor vegan, it means consuming a diet that is primarily plants, vegetables and fruit, that is supplemented by whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products as well as...
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