Advocacy and Health News

Pink eggs are back: No Pens, Happy Hens! Check your local store today!

Your favorite local farmed eggs are back! After a successful molting season and adding two new mobile hen houses on his farm, Matt Kautz, owner/operator of Cottonwood Creek Farms is again delivering "Pink Eggs" to many front range Natural Grocers locations.     Click the pink to see retail and farmers market locations for Cottonwood Creek farms true pastured eggs.  Not at your favorite Front Range Natural Grocers? Ask us to bring them in!       Deliveries on the way for these locations: ARAPAHOE BOULDER COLORADO AND EVANS CHERRY KNOLLS COLFAX AND WASHINGTON DOWNTOWN EAST DENVER LEETSDALE EVERGREEN FORT COLLINS GREEN MOUNTAIN GREELEY HIGHLANDS RANCH KIPLING AND COALMINE LAFAYETTE LONGMONT MISSION TRACE NORTHGLEN ARVADA SOUTHAURORA WEST COLFAX...
Posted 9 hours 36 min ago

Nutrition & Health Articles

Carotenoids Associated with Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

A diet high in carotenoids—fat-soluble antioxidants found in vegetables and fruits—is strongly associated with a lower risk of one type of breast cancer.   A. Heather Eliassen, ScD, of Harvard Medical School, and her colleagues analyzed data from eight published studies on carotenoids and breast cancer risk. These studies included a total of 3,055 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and 3,956 control subjects without breast cancer.   Lycopene was associated with a 22 percent lower risk of breast cancer, while total carotenoids were associated with a 19 percent lower risk. Other carotenoids, including beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and lutein/zeaxanthin were also associated with lower risk.   Beta-carotene was related to a 48 percent lower risk of...
Posted 12 hours 20 min ago