Dark Chocolate Tofu Mousse

April 26, 2016

Ingredients 10 oz. dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup almond milk 2 tbsp. agave nectar 12 oz. silken tofu 2 tbsp. Frangelico liqueur 1 tsp. vanilla extract Directions In a bowl, combine chocolate and almond milk, microwave for 1 minutes, and stir until melted. In a blender, combine melted chocolate, agave nectar, silken tofu, Frangelico and […]

Plant Compounds Delay Diabetic Complications, Offer New Treatment Options

September 22, 2015

Research from Shengmin Sang, PhD, at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, is proving that ginger compounds and some flavonoids are effective at stopping physiological processes that lead to diabetic complications.   Scientific evidence is building that plant compounds may be a safe and effective alternative to approved pharmaceutical treatments for type 2 diabetes […]

Turbocharge Your Food- Excercising Ups Nutrient Absorption from Berries, Tea

July 15, 2014

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute’s July 2014 newsletter. “Gut permeability,” “leaky colon,” “hot gut”– none of these terms conjure up conditions you’d think to put on your wish list.  The colon carries digested food away from the stomach and towards the exit, so “leaking” would be the very last thing you’d want your […]

Making Sense of the Soy-Genistein-Her2 Breast Cancer Connection

February 09, 2013

One of the most controversial and confusing questions surrounding breast cancer is the effect of eating soy. Some studies say soy and the isoflavone genistein that it contains prevents breast cancer. Other studies say genistein is a risk factor for developing breast cancer. Breast cancer researcher Xiaohe Yang, PhD, associate professor with the North Carolina Central […]