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How Belly Fat is Sabotaging Your Health

What do you have in common with an apple? If you’re like most men, that round shape is what you look like with a few too many pounds—widest around the middle. Women, on the other hand, tend to be pear-shaped: Extra fat typically heads to their hips, rather than their waists. That difference is an […]

Cardiovascular Disease Screening

  You’ve probably heard that people with diabetes are at risk for multiple health complications, including cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, cardiovascular disease is especially common among people with diabetes: The majority of people with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop it. Although most people have heard of cardiovascular disease, few understand exactly what […]

Kristina Adams

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto Yields: 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 cup chopped kale; spine removed 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup olive oil ¼ cup walnuts 2 garlic cloves 3tbsp. cold water 1tbsp. lemon juice Preparation Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides […]

Woman making salad

Heart Healthy Cooking Tips

Preparing foods to meet guidelines for heart healthy eating does not have to be complicated or intimidating. Heart healthy eating should include foods from all food groups to meet nutrient needs, but they should be prepared in such a way to promote the health benefits of the foods. In general, most heart healthy guidelines will […]

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RECIPE: HONEY-HERB CHICKEN

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound) Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons) 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped 1 tablespoon honey Directions With a mallet (the bottom of a heavy coffee mug works, too) pound each breast half to about 1/2-inch thick. Combine lime juice, coriander, and honey in […]

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Herb Roasted Potatoes (Gluten-Free)

Ingredients 4 to 6 very small new potatoes, red or purple 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried) Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Wash and cut potatoes in half or quarters, depending on size. Put oil on a 15-1/2-by-10-1/2-by-2-inch baking pan. Heat three minutes on the lowest oven rack. […]