The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 58
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 58

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
Page 58
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ADVERTORIAL When it comes to your health, it's wise to get more than one opinion Florida citrus: fo c u s on health In an unprecedented show of support, three of the nation's leading health organizations—the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the March of Dimes—are partnering with the Florida Citrus Growers to spread the good news that orange juice, oranges, grapefruit and grapefruit juice can play a vital role in reducing the risk of certain serious diseases. The fact that citrus fruits and juices are good for you is undisputed. Yet only 15 percent* of American shoppers realize that eating a healthy diet containing plenty of foods like citrus may reduce the risk of some serious, life-threatening illnesses—like cancer, heart disease and birth defects. Opinion #1: American Cancer Society JMWHCAN w~~ Opinion #2: American Heart Association Opinion #3: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation | xperts believe that about one-third of .cancer deaths in the U.S. are diet related. A growing body of evidence suggests that eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables containing nutrients like Vitamin C, A, and fiber may reduce the risk of some types of cancer. Yet, less than one-sixth of shoppers realize the positive benefits of drinking orange juice. 'Together with the Florida Citrus Growers we want to demonstrate that when it comes to fighting cancer, people can fight harder by making some simple changes in the types of foods they eat and drink," says Raymond E. Lenhard, jr., MD, President, American Cancer Society. To squeeze more out of your diet in the fight against cancer, start by adding more Florida oranges and orange juice. They're naturally nutrient-dense and rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant. For more cancer- fighting information, call 1-800-ACS-234S. T he Florida Department of Citrus has teamed up with the American Heart Association in the battle against heart disease—which claims nearly one million lives each year. "Grapefruit is the first fresh produce to receive our heart-check certification mark, which helps people select foods at the supermarket that fit into a balanced, heart-healthy diet," says Antigoni Pappas, American Heart Association. You can reduce your risk of heart disease with a balanced diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. Florida grapefruit and 100% pure Florida grapefruit juice meet the American Heart Association certification guidelines for healthy people over age two when used as part of a balanced diet. They are fat-free and cholesterol-free. For more heart-healthy information, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721). Florida Cuisine: Citrus-Inspired Cooking Take a lesson from Florida's leading chefs: It's easy to add flavor, reduce fat and cholesterol and significantly improve the nutritional profile of your meals when you cook with Florida citrus! Potluck Pasta Salad 2 cups packaged dried corkscrew macaroni (rotini) 11/2 cups cubed reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese (6 ounces) 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 cup green sweet pepper cut into V2-inch pieces 1 cup sliced radishes V4 cup sliced green onions 3/4 cup frozen Florida Orange juice Concentrate, thawed V2 cup fat-free mayonnaise dressing or reduced-calorie mayonnaise or salad dressing V2 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 Florida Oranges, peeled, sectioned, and seeded Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again. In a large bowl combine pasta, cheese, celery, green pepper, radishes and green onions. For dressing, in a small bowl stir together thawed concentrate, mayonnaise, yogurt, and black pepper. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Add orange sections. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Makes 12 side-dish servings. NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING: 1 S3 cal., 7 g pro., 24 g carbo., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 1 g dietary fiber, 232 mg sodium. Daily Value: 93% vit. C, 11% folate, 11% thiamine, 11% calcium. for more than 70 great tatting, disease-fighting Florida Cuisine recipes, send 12.99 to the Florida Citrus Grower*, Department UM, P.O. Son 148, Lakeland, fl 33802-0148. E ach year, more than 2,500 babies are born with birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, called neural tube defects (NTDs). Studies show consuming folic acid (a B vitamin) daily before conception and during early pregnancy may reduce the risk of NTDs by more than 50 percent. "Because more than half of all pregnancies are unplanned and neural tube defects usually originate during an embryo's first 28 days when most women may not know they are pregnant, it's important for all women of childbearing age to consume folic acid daily," says Richard B. Johnston, jr., MD, Medical Director, March of Dimes. Orange juice is the most commonly consumed source of folic acid in the American diet. Two big glasses provide more than half of the daily recommended amount of 400 micrograms. For more information on healthy pregnancies, call 1-800-99-MARCH (1-800-996-2724). "Only 15 percent of American shoppers realize that eating a healthy diet containing plenty of foods like citrus may reduce the risk of some serious, life- threatening illnesses." • Source: 199f fiPOC Conwmtr Tracking ShKty

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