Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Bummer...

My apologies for failing to leave you all with some sugar-free Easter tips last week. I experienced some blog-related technical difficulties, which made it hard to post anything. That's my excuse, for whatever it's worth.
On a different note, this news makes me a very sad tomato...Remember the government's advice to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day to lower your risk of cancer? A huge nine-year study of diet and cancer, involving nearly a half-million Europeans in 10 countries, finds only a very weak association between intake of fruits and vegetables and cancer incidence. The study is in the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Turns out, those who get an extra two servings of fruits and veggies a day lower their cancer risk by only four percent - which is a far cry from the 50 to 70 percent cancer risk reduction many leading experts touted a decade ago. Still, health specialists say there are plenty of other good reasons to continue stocking up on the fruits and veggies. For example, a 2004 study found that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is associated with a 28 percent lower risk of heart disease and stroke, compared to people who eat fewer than 1.5 servings a day. Either way, I say keep eating the produce to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Just don't expect it to be the silver bullet to all your health woes.

Finally, in honor of today being National Coffee Cake Day, here are two sucralose-sweetened recipes. Enjoy!

Mocha Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

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