Grilling Tips to Reduce Cancer-Causing HCA

Grilling Tips to Reduce Cancer-Causing HCA

Cancer-causing Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) form when meats and animal products (not fruits or vegetables) are heated at high temps that result in browning and charring (the “desired” crispiness of grilling). Animal proteins react with the naturally occurring sugar molecules in the meat to produce HCA compounds. Once ingested, your body’s enzymes activate HCA into compounds […]

How to Blanch Vegetables: A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce

How to Blanch Vegetables: A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce

How to Blanch Vegetables A great solution for gardens at their peak and bulk buying produce. Guest Post by CARE Nutrition Intern, Jacqui Gabel Photography: Jacqui Gabel   Problem: Gardens fully producing, overbuying, or just overflowing with vegetables! Tell me if this sounds familiar: I want to eat more vegetables daily, but I tend to [...]
Product Review: Black Bean Spaghetti – Pasta Becomes a Protein

Product Review: Black Bean Spaghetti – Pasta Becomes a Protein

Pasta Becomes a Protein! How Does Pasta Become a Protein? Make it from beans instead of grains. Explore Asian (R) bean-based pastas (black bean spaghetti, edamame spaghetti, and mung bean fettuccine) solve three common nutrition problems: Provides pasta lovers an alternative to carbohydrate-dense, blood sugar raising grain-based pastas Provides another wonderful plant-based protein source Provides [...]