Diet & Nutrition

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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.


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.


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.


Recipe: Green Grape Smoothie

Recipe: Green Grape Smoothie

Tags: fruits and vegetables, kale, Recipes, smoothie, Spinach

This delicious, healthy smoothie features spinach and kale—the cancer-fighting greens that keep you going—as well as sweet grapes, a pear, orange and banana.


9 Easy, Natural Ways to Color Your Food

9 Easy, Natural Ways to Color Your Food

Tags: easter, food coloring, food safety, fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, st patricks day

You don’t need food coloring or dyes to color your food. Have fun experimenting with natural food coloring -- which also means added nutrients. Here are nine natural ways to do it.


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6 Tips to Make Calories Count — Instead of Counting Calories

Tags: diet, fat, fiber, healthy diet, nutrition, protein

If you want to preserve your weight and your health, you’re better off focusing on the quality of your food, not the quantity of your calories. Here are a few tips how.