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Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Tags: fiber, fruits and vegetables, Recipes

Brussels sprouts are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Apple and balsamic vinegar lend a tasty twist to this interesting vegetable, with a bit of ham to add flavor.


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Obese Children Have Greater Risk for Adult Heart Disease

Tags: health screenings, healthy weight, heart disease, obese children, overweight

For many people, obesity starts developing in early childhood, when good dietary and exercise habits are neglected. It's important for parents to know there's long-term danger in their children being overweight or obese.


How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

Tags: alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholism, drinking, medications, Prescription Drugs

If your physician asks you how many alcoholic drinks you consume every day, there’s good reason to be precise. If you are taking medication, consuming alcoholic drinks regularly could create serious health problems.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

The Best Diet to Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk

Tags: colon cancer, colorectal cancer, fiber, fish, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, vegetarian

Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer. Find out which diet offesr the most protection against developing colorectal cancer.


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Do You Buy Pre-Cut, Bagged Vegetables — Are They Just as Nutritious?

Tags: food safety, fruits and vegetables, vegetables, vitamin c

Pre-cut, bagged vegetables are as nutritious as whole foods if you buy fresh and follow these simple steps.


pistachios

3 Reasons Why Pistachios Can Boost Your Health

Tags: antioxidants, Mediterranean diet, snacking, snacks, vitamin B6

Pistachios can pack a powerful punch for health. That’s because these little green gems are a great source of nutrition, and are brimming with vitamins and nutrients. Find out why these are a healthful snacking choice.


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If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Tags: arthritis, corticosteroid injections, exercise, joint pain, osteoarthritis, overweight, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), water aerobics

If you have weight-induced joint pain, losing pounds and taking stress off your joints may ease your symptoms. While your body can’t reverse arthritis, losing weight can help arthritic joints feel better and prevent further damage. Learn more.


Bread, pasta and rice

How Carbohydrates Can Affect Your Heart Health

Tags: carbohydrates, healthy diet, heart healthy diet

Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. They’re found in almost all of the foods that we eat, but choosing the right ones can make or break a heart-healthy diet.


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6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health – Not Just Your Liver

Tags: acute pancreatitis, alcohol, alcohol abuse, alcoholic beverages, cirrhosis, drinking, liver disease

Read about how the liver breaks down alcohol and how the process affects your health. Learn how alcohol abuse harms your liver, heart, immune system and more.


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Stressed Out? Aromatherapy Can Help You to Feel Calmer

Tags: anxiety, aromatherapy, sense of smell, stress

A scent can be more than a passing pleasant experience. If you’re feeling stressed out or tired, scents can help to lift your mood, and help you to feel calmer and more energized.