Category: HER Nutrition

Alcohol and Cancer

There is a considerable amount of uncertainty regarding alcohol consumption during cancer treatment and beyond.  Generally speaking, having a glass of wine now and again is not bad for your health. However, regular alcohol consumption is known to increase your risk of six different cancers, one of which is breast cancer.  This is because alcohol can raise estrogen levels, which in turn could affect a woman’s risk of breast cancer. 

What about ovarian cancer and alcohol? 

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Ditch the Protein Powder for Real Food!

By Michele DiCristofaro, RD

 

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, but they can get mucked up quickly depending on the ingredients you use. Balancing your smoothie with some protein and healthy fat, will lead to a more nutrient dense and satisfying meal or snack. 

Sure protein powders may feel easy, but they tend to be highly processed, contain unnecessary ingredients and can be expensive. 

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DIY Herb Garden

Spring has sprung and there is no better time to plant a garden. Not your bag? It’s easier than you might think. An herb garden can be as simple as some dirt, a few seeds and a pot! They’re a great way to venture into the world of gardening because they’re easy, convenient and can be grown in a container. PLUS growing your own herbs saves you money and may even inspire a new recipe.

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Upgrade Your Protein with Rastelli’s

If you’re a Unite for HER Alum or a new member to HER community, you likely know Michele and I – as your Culinary Nutrition Team – are all about educating our community about the benefit of eating more wholesome, plant-based foods. But as we always say at our Wellness Days, this does not mean we all have to become vegetarian or vegan. Many of us will continue to make animal-based protein choices alongside nourishing foods,

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Labor Day Mocktails

This year’s close of summer holiday will likely feel different compared to years past. Even so, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the long weekend with a delicious mocktail made by some of the season’s best ingredients. Check out my two Labor Day mocktails that will add a little sparkle to any quiet weekend!

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Easy, Healthy Dips

Dips are healthy and an easy way to sneak in some veggies in your daily diet. Nutrition Consultant Michele shares her favorite recipes.

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