Food As Medicine
Inflammation and Your Diet: What's the Connection?

Inflammation and Your Diet: What’s the Connection?

Seemingly every day, a new headline suggests inflammation is the root cause of disease. And while some inflammation is necessary – and healthy – most Americans are battling chronic inflammation, which isn’t healthy. If you get injured or sick, your immune system launches an inflammatory response for protection. Trouble is, …

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Special Occasion Meals
Viola Crepes with Lemon Cream & Blueberry Sauce

VIDEO: Viola Crepes with Lemon Cream & Blueberry Sauce

They may not be the kind of meal you whip up every day, but if you’re trying to impress — hosting a brunch, treating Mom to let her know she’s appreciated, or wooing your sweetheart with a romantic breakfast — these gorgeous crepes will definitely inspire lots of oohs and …

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Dinner Ideas
VIDEO: Ginger Turmeric Marinated Chicken Recipe

VIDEO: Ginger Turmeric Marinated Chicken Recipe

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are an affordable, versatile source of lean protein, but let’s face it: chicken dinners can get a little boring. Lots of people get stuck in a rut with the same chicken dishes served over and over … and over. If you are looking for a new …

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Nutrition Myths
Do These 5 Trendy Health Foods Live Up to the Hype?

Do These 5 Trendy Health Foods Live Up to the Hype?

Seemingly every day a new food grabs headlines with promises to detox the liver, protect the heart, ward off cancer or increase longevity. And while many of these so-called super foods offer health perks, none of them is a silver bullet for health and wellness. “There’s certainly something to the …

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Healthy, Quick Meals

VIDEO: Instant Pot Lentil Stew Recipe

It’s easy to understand the popularity of high-pressure cookers and the Instant Pot (or similar versions of “multi-cookers” available from other brands). Cooking food under high pressure means that meals can cook much faster than in an oven or on a stovetop, which is important for many people juggling busy …

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Living Healthy
Metabolism Explained

5 Tips to Rev Up Your Metabolism

For many people, the concept of metabolism is something of a mystery. They might realize it’s related to weight status and temperature control. They might understand that it speeds up or slows down based on how much exercise they do – and what type. They might even think what they …

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Healthy Recipe
Heart Smart Carrot Raisin Muffins

Heart Smart® Carrot Raisin Muffins Recipe

If you’re looking for ways to sneak more vegetables into your diet (or your child’s diet), these tasty, low-fat Heart Smart muffins are just the way to start the day. Heart Smart® Carrot Raisin Muffins Yield: 18 muffins Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Cooking Time: 1 hour Ingredients 3/4 cup …

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Healthy Side Dishes
Ginger Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kimchi

VIDEO: Ginger Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kimchi Recipe

For a long time, Brussels sprouts suffered from pretty bad PR. They were repeatedly rated as one of America’s most disliked vegetables. However, these cruciferous veggies have enjoyed a bit of a resurgence in the past several years, especially as people have discovered new ways to prepare and eat them. …

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Your Diet, Your Health
Mood-Boosting Foods

Mood-Boosting Foods: What You Eat Can Affect How You Feel

Hang in there. Gray skies are clearing. The sun is breaking through. Chances are as the days brighten with spring, so will your mood. It’s science. A lack of sun can lead to a lack of energy, sluggish, sad moods and a general case of the blahs. Effects vary person …

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Easy Weeknight Meals
Sheet-Pan Rainbow Vegetables and Lemon-Garlic Salmon

VIDEO: Sheet-Pan Rainbow Vegetables & Lemon-Garlic Salmon

Sheet-pan dinners are incredibly popular right now, and it’s easy to see why. They’re simple to prepare and leave you with minimal dishes to wash after dinner. They also often include a balanced meal of a lean protein with lots of roasted vegetables. This recipe features salmon, which is a …

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