Summer is in swing here in the northern hemisphere, and, for many, that means more time outside. Exposure to the sun is important for producing vitamin D, but it also comes with some risks. The UV rays in sunlight are considered to be a complete carcinogen, meaning they can not only initiate cancer, but also promote its progression and spread. Visit this topic page to read more about skin cancer, and check out videos like The Risks and Benefits of Sensible Sun Exposure and Preventing Skin Cancer from the Inside Out.
Recipe: Cauliflower Alfredo Linguini
This recipe uses blended cauliflower to make a rich creamy sauce, giving you a dose of cruciferous veggies while foregoing the fat of heavy cream. It features roasted asparagus, but broccoli or leafy greens are other great options. Get the free recipe here, and go to our Instagram for a video on how it’s made.
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“In my volunteer role at NutritionFacts, I am a blog editor, which means that I turn raw text from Dr. Greger’s video transcripts into blog posts. I have been a volunteer for about five years, but time flies when you’re having fun. It’s great to be part of a community of people working to share science-based, life-changing nutrition information with the world. Because I come from a family who struggles with preventable health issues, this work is especially meaningful to me.
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