Food is the universal language that brings on conversation and bonding in addition to nourishment. As Nutrition Program Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, I was blown away by the generosity and outpouring of donations this year. Each and everyone helped bring our nutrition program to...

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When choosing bread opt for whole grain.  Whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other health protective components. Strong evidence of protective health benefits have been shown for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer and obesity. White bread is made with refined grains...

As promised, a phytochemical is a naturally occurring plant chemical that protects plants from disease. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Evidence also points to phytochemical’s as having disease-fighting properties (e.g., anti-cancer) that also protect humans. Last week I asked,  "Is a...