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    Researchers of the nonprofit Physicians Committee recently released six guidelines for cancer prevention, promoting a plant-based diet to provide an antioxidant boost and maintain a healthy weight. Here’s what their study recommends.


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    Why: To reduce the risk of prostate cancer

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  • Bone Builder Smoothie

    1/2 cup low-fat, calcium-enriched vanilla soy milk
    1/2 cup non-fat plain or vanilla yogurt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup canned prunes (or dried prunes soaked for 20 minutes in warm water then drained)
    1 large sliced frozen banana
    1 scoop vanilla-flavored soy protein powder
    1 tablespoon agave nectar (if desired)

    Garnish: several banana slices on the rim of each glass

    * To freeze the banana, peel and slice, place in a plastic bag, and freeze overnight.


    Blend together in blender. Enjoy!

    Nutrition information per serving: Calories 310; Protein 12.2 g; Carbohydrates 67 g; Total Fat 0.8 g; Saturated Fat 0.1 g; Cholesterol 2.5 mg; Sodium 148 mg; Fiber 5.6 g