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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

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The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious, it’s healthy. Give these heart-healthy recipes a try for the holidays.


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7 Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet

Tags: diet, diet soda, healthy diet, nutrition, soda, weight loss, weight management

Have your efforts at dieting sapped your energy without moving the scale at all? Be wary of claims and promises made by diet food manufacturers, and choose sound nutrition principles instead.


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The 6 Best Foods in the Middle of the Grocery Store

Tags: diet, grocery, healthy diet, nutrition

You’ve probably heard this advice before: When grocery shopping, stick to the perimeter of the store. But you can find plenty of healthy staples in the middle aisles, too.


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Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat

Tags: diet, healthy diet, nutrition, Trans fats

We asked, and they answered. Did your favorite food make the “do not eat” list?


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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Food Labels?

Tags: added sugar, diet, food labels, healthy diet, nutrition, nutrition labels, salt, sodium, sugar

Healthy eating starts with savvy shopping. Test your knowledge of different types of food labeling this quiz.


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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.


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Recipe: Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This heart-healthy version of every kid’s favorite cookie is low in cholesterol and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts and canola oil replace the usual eggs and butter, and oats and whole-wheat flour provide the whole grain. Finally — a treat you can feel good about!


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5 Ways to Make Your Kids ‘Nutritionally Savvy’

Tags: childhood nutrition, childhood obesity, growing pains of parenting, healthy diet, nutrition, Recipes

A registered dietitian offers five creative tips for parents who want to encourage their kids to eat healthier.


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Test Your Barbecue IQ

Tags: diet, grilling, healthy diet, nutrition, step into spring

The arrival of Memorial Day means it's time to fire up the grill. Armed with the right information, you can make better choices at virtually any grill event.