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10 Everyday "Superfoods" To Add To Your Diet

"Superfoods" are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. These foods are often high in cancer-fighting antioxidants, healthy fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals and other healthful ingredients. Here's a list of 10 superfoods you should incorporate into your diet.

1. Beans

Beans provide a myriad of health benefits. They supply vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and are loaded with protein. Low in fat and high in soluble fiber, beans also improve digestive function, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels to promote heart health, and reduce the risk of various cancers.

Beans can be a great substitute for meat or poultry, as they contain all the nutrients and protein without the saturated fat. U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that adults consume 3 cups of beans per week.

Topics: Healthy Living

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Colonoscopies Are Saving Lives (Infographic)

Colon cancer is the most preventable, yet least prevented cancer - the number two cancer killer among men and women in the U.S. today.

However, there is some good news on the colon cancer screening front: new statistics from Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures 2014-2016 show a strong correlation between an increase in colonoscopies and a decrease in colon cancer rates over the last decade.

Topics: Infographic of the Week

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Questions Arise Over Anesthesia During Colonoscopy

Anesthesia has long been a tool physicians use during colonoscopy to ensure patients' comfort. But recent conversations among insurance providers have brought this traditional means of sedation into question.

Is anesthesia a superfluous luxury during the colonoscopy procedure? At what cost can you measure a patient's comfort?

Topics: Colon Cancer News

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