Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. With a 5-year survival rate of only 15%, it is estimated that lung cancer will cause almost twice as many deaths as breast cancer among US women in 2012. Prognosis is affected by a number of factors, including age at diagnosis and tumor stage. It also appears that female sex hormones may affect lung cancer survival….
Archives for April 2013
Japan has one of the lowest rates of breast cancer among developed countries. That rate is climbing though, as more Japanese women have been diagnosed with this disease over the past several decades. While there are many possible reasons for this, the biggest suspect is a shift toward a more western diet. In particular, women who are trading in soyfoods for other sources of protein may be losing some of the protection of their traditional pattern of eating….
Grand Rapids, MI, April 9, 2013—If your snacking downfall is that you usually reach for calorie-laden convenience foods or don’t have healthful treats readily available, there’s good news as well as good eating in your future. Love Your Health® brand SoyMix is as convenient as it is craveable, and just may become your new favorite snack. At only 120 calories per serving, it offers 7 grams of protein and only 40 mg of sodium, with no cholesterol or trans fats….
I was paging through magazines last night and found this beauty bark from Good Housekeeping magazine-They say – Delivers skin-protecting flavonoids in the chocolate and edamame as well as sleep-inducing dried tart cherries. Sounds like a great beauty tip
- Line a 9 in, square pan with foil. Place 6 oz dark chocolate in a med microwave –safe bowl; microwave on high 1 ½ to 2 min until almost melted, stirring every 30 sec.
- Spread chocolate in pan. Sprinkle with 2/3 cup roasted edamame and 1/4c dried red cherries. Chill 15 min.
Serves 12; 125 calories per serving
Additional suggestions- use soynuts instead of edamame, or use chocolate covered edamame from Trader Joes! These are my suggestions ENJOY!
— National Soyfoods Month offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate spring with seasonal ingredients and the versatility of soy. Asparagus, fresh strawberries and lamb are just a few of the traditional spring ingredients that can be paired with soyfoods such as soymilk, tofu and edamame.
The Soyfoods Council offers recipes and fresh menu ideas that fit into your busy lifestyle. When you cook with soyfoods, you’ll discover how easy it is to add flavor and protein (from 7 to 15 grams per serving) to your recipes without adding cholesterol. Here are a few spring recipes to inspire your seasonal celebrations….
Research on soy along with the growing interest in potential health benefits of these foods focuses largely on their phytoestrogen estrogen content. These plant estrogens, called isoflavones, have been shown to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, and may also reduce heart disease risk by improving health of the arteries….