Niagara Gazette


January 31, 2007

LETTERS: Feb. 1's letters to the editor

Study: Vegetarian food helps fight cancer

Most people know that fiber is essential for lowering cholesterol, but a recent study gives new reason for Americans to eat more roughage. Researches from the University of Leeds in England studied over 35,000 women and found that among premenopausal women, those who ate 30 grams of fiber a day had half the risk of breast cancer compared with those who ate less than 20 grams.

Fiber, which is only found in plant foods, helps your body rid itself of potentially cancer-causing hormones, like estrogen and testosterone, cholesterol, toxins and other harmful substances.

Getting 30 to 40 grams of fiber every day is easy. Start by filling up on fiber-rich whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits, which are naturally low in fat and cholesterol-free. Beans, in particular, are loaded with fiber and are among the 20 most antioxidant-rich foods. Leave meat, dairy products, eggs and heavily processed foods off your plate.

The average American eats only 14 to 15 grams of fiber a day. But a healthy vegetarian diet provides significantly more fiber — 30 grams or more a day.

Vegetarian foods also provide powerful cancer-fighting compounds that can’t be found in burgers, chicken wings or mozzarella sticks.

Jennifer K. Reilly, R.D., senior nutritionist

The Cancer Project, Washington, D.C.

Catholic education instills values

As a grandmother, Id like to celebrate Catholic School Week by sharing my thoughts on a Catholic education. My five grandchildren have had the good fortune to be educated by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus beginning with their pre-school years. My oldest grandson is now in his second year at St. Dominic Savio Middle School.

The sisters at the Sacred Heart Villa have not only seen to their academic achievements, but have instilled in them respect, good manners and self-confidence.

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  • LETTER: Fighting the vile lies in Niagara Falls politics

    I am sorry to have to write this letter. However, lies, distortions, and vile falsehoods cannot go unchallenged. So I feel compelled to fight back against the most recent lie — the completely false accusations that the Niagara Falls Democratic Committee and I are racist.

    August 9, 2011

  • GUEST VIEW: Elected officials need to learn about Islam

    August 25, 2010

  • Opinion Banner Sig GUEST VIEW: Questions concerning Accardo’s announcement

    The recent announcement by former Niagara Falls councilman John Accardo to run for the New York State Assembly is striking on at least two fronts.

    May 17, 2010 1 Photo

  • Opinion Banner Sig LETTER: Setting record straight on Youngstown Presbyterian Church

    I find myself so enraged by an article in the April 28 issue of a tabloid I prefer not to name that I must set straight one of the false accusations contained in it.

    May 11, 2010 1 Photo

  • Opinion Banner Sig LETTER: Food pantries need support this Saturday

    The Niagara Falls area has always been known for its generosity to those in need.

    May 6, 2010 1 Photo

  • Opinion Banner Sig Pride and Jayne Park in LaSalle

    City council president Sam Fruscione’s recent comments to the Niagara Gazette are ridiculous and filled with half-truths.

    May 3, 2010 1 Photo

  • LETTER: Erie County SPCA has facts wrong I am writing in response to recent statements made by Gina Browning, Erie County SPCA director of public relations. She recently stated: “When no assistance was provided by the Rainbow Animal Shelter regarding the Niagara County incident (the Rainbow Animal Shelter is the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Niagara County), SPCA serving Erie County representatives arrived at the Amherst Animal Emergency Clinic Saturday to assist.”

    August 24, 2009

  • LETTER: City heading up the creek Two weeks ago at a City Council meeting Cayuga Island residents expressed fear that a city plan would damage or even destroy Jayne Park.

    June 11, 2009

  • LETTERS: Rough roads tell tale of Falls This letter is in response to the rumor that Mayor Paul Dyster plans to run for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s congressional seat. He has not done anything to show that he is worthy of Slaughter’s congressional seat. He can’t even oversee his Public Works’ division, as evidenced by the deplorable condition and the job not done on our roads.

    April 24, 2009

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