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Zester Daily contributor Harriet Sugar Miller has been an independent health journalist and cancer survivor for two decades. She blogs about the nutrition-cancer connection at www.eatandbeatcancer.com and is writing a book, “Eat and Beat Cancer: How to Create Your Own Anti-Cancer Kitchen,” with practical guidelines and recipes for prevention and treatment, launching in fall 2014.

 

Black-eyed peas and greens for the New Year. Credit: Harriet Sugar Miller

In the 19th century, many African-Americans brought in the New Year with Hoppin' John -- a dish made with black-eyed peas and collard greens,

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Cranberry sauce. Credit: Harriet Sugar Miller

As you're simmering your cranberries with sweetness this holiday season, you can thank Mother Nature for their astringent qualities. The compounds that produce the cranberry's

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Garlic is one of the foods that the National Cancer Institute says can reduce the risk of several types of cancer. Credit: Harriet Sugar Miller

Garlic, broccoli, green tea and turmeric: Health experts keep telling us to consume these foods to fight cancer. But articles from a New York Times

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Mary Ann Lila, with colleague Sally Gustafson at North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute. Credit: Courtesy of the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute

Fresh local berries in season are a fleeting pleasure in most regions, and until we can virtually reach through the computer screen and grab

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Broccoli sprout salad. Credit: Holly Botner / jitterycook.com

Broccoli was in the spotlight at the American Institute for Cancer Research's recent annual conference, where global scientists shared their findings on the connection

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Scientists are studying whether a ketogenic diet of fats such as avocadoes, nuts and seeds can help people who have cancer fight the disease. Credit: Harriet Sugar-Miller

Carbs will be out, fats will be in, if a ketogenic diet proves to be a tool in the battle to fight cancer. A ketogenic

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Raw tuna. Credit: Holly Botner

"So where's your sushi from?" I asked politely, still sweating the effects of Fukushima on fish from the Pacific Ocean. "From Japan," said the waiter. Well,

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Green beans with Brazil nut-garlic paste. Credit: Harriet Sugar Miller

Although some Buddhists may swear off onions and garlic because they allegedly arouse both anger and libido, these aromatics have powerful nourishing properties. Experts

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