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Getting Enough Fiber

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Don’t Believe Everything You See on TV There’s a funny commercial now running on TV that depicts a man wearing a big hat stacked with vegetables and fruits. We see him bumbling through a day trying to eat healthfully. While the commercial makes us laugh, […]

Beyond 5 A Day

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research After hearing the 5 A Day goal for fruit and vegetable consumption for the last 15 years, only 40 percent of Americans meet the goal, according to new analysis from the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, updated nutrient recommendations since […]

Beans: Next Step for Better Eating?

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Could eating more beans be your next step toward a healthful diet? Two new studies suggest that eating beans could lower your risk of developing a colon adenoma, a non-cancerous tumor that can progress into colon cancer. Previous studies link greater consumption of legumes (dried […]

Getting the Most Nutrients out of Cooked Vegetables

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Boosting vegetable consumption is an important step to lowering cancer risk and promoting overall health, but preparing them in a way that maximizes their nutritional value is important, too. Scientific analysis shows that too much heat and water can cause the loss of some vitamins, […]

What’s Your Vegetable-to-Meat Ratio?

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Studies keep linking diets high in red meat with increased cancer risk. Could part of the risk from large amounts of meat reflect an unhealthful balance between vegetables and meat? The Mediterranean and Asian eating patterns have a well-established link with lower cancer risk. These […]

The Growing Evidence for Green Tea

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research At the recent International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer sponsored by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), scientists presented new evidence about phytochemicals in green tea that may help prevent normal cells from developing into cancer and spreading. Yet people may wonder […]