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Antioxidants and Breast Cancer

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / June 18, 2014

Antioxidants and Breast Cancer

Curious aboutthe relationship between antioxidants and breast cancer? 

Antioxidants are molecules that inhibit oxidation – the chemical reaction that sees the transfer of electrons or hydrogen from one substance to an oxidizing agent. Free radicals, formed during these reactions, can initiate chain reactions that can damage or even kill cells. Antioxidants work to terminate such reactions by in essence removing the free radical.

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5 Healthy Foods You Should Eat During Breast Cancer Treatment

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / May 8, 2014

5 Healthy Foods You Should Eat During Breast Cancer Treatment

It is difficult to know exactly what impact cancer treatment will have on your body. Beyond the physical toll the treatments often have, appetite is commonly affected.    

As is so often the case, the best defense is a strong offense. Heading into treatment, it is critically important to best prepare your body for the battle ahead.

There are many great foods – so called super foods – that are not only extremely high in nutrition, but also provide sources of much-needed energy for your body. 

While no one food can ever prevent or cure cancer, let’s take a quick look at five foods that have shown benefit in helping you keep nourished and strong during treatment.

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5 Foods That Can Help Fight Breast Cancer This Thanksgiving

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / November 26, 2013

5 Foods That Can Help Fight Breast Cancer This Thanksgiving

For many Thanksgiving can be a challenge to eat healthy, while still having a good time with your family and friends.  If you wish to avoid the typical food comas, stretchy waist pants and the "Stick a fork in me," feeling try preparing or eating some of these foods that are beneficial to your body.

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Spring at The Markets

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / April 15, 2013

Spring at The Markets

Spring is a wonderful season, especially for those of us that spend time at the markets and in our kitchens.  The essence of Spring is rejuvenation and new life.  We can capture this for ourselves with the foods we eat.  

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Just Be.Cos

POSTED BY Pink Ribbon Cooking / March 28, 2013

Just Be.Cos

Romaine, a member of the Cos lettuce family, is a powerful ingredient, both for its culinary personality and its nutritional value.

Cos lettuce is a tight head lettuce with leaves that grow vertically around a center head.  The leaves are elongated, with dark green to a slightly yellowish coloring and a central ridge or spine along the middle of the leaf.

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