Summer Avocado Salad

By Jennifer Segal Ingredients (Serves 4-6) ¼           cup unseasoned rice vinegar ¼           cup vegetable oil 2            tablespoons water 1            teaspoon salt ¼           teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1            tablespoon sugar 1            clove garlic, minced 1            cucumber, seeded and diced

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Ways to Incorporate More Blueberries Into Your Diet

Blueberries are touted as a superfood because they are full of antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, and phytosterols, which are micronutrients that can significantly lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Chimichurri Chickpea Salad

Courtesy of Family Features With spring and warmer weather comes salad season, with refreshing meals centered around tasty greens, juicy tomatoes, and crave-worthy dressings that give salads an update. Total time: 15 minutes, Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1          cup fresh cilantro 2/3       cup fresh parsley 2

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Protect Your Health with a Heart-Smart Eating Plan

Protect Your Health with a Heart-Smart Eating Plan March is Natural Nutrition Month!   As people have spent more time at home, many have rediscovered the simple joy of home-cooking, and stumbled upon a secret weapon for health at the same time. By making smart, intentional decisions

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Nutrition for a Healthy Heart and Body

Nutrition for a Healthy Heart and Body The DASH and Mediterranean Diets Rank Highest By Sarah Martin   February is American Heart Month! And good news — the top diets for heart health are also highly ranked for good general health.  In both of these categories, the

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Common Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Common Symptoms of Eating Disorders    Eating disorders are a significant problem across the globe. Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and in the journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry say eating disorders affect roughly nine percent of the population worldwide. Fortunately, eating disorders are

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Health Benefits of Oatmeal: Who Knew?

Health Benefits of Oatmeal: Who Knew? by William M. Healy, M.D.   In a recent Everyday Health article reviewed by Registered Dietitian Kelly Kennedy, scientific evidence reveals that a single bowl of oatmeal may help lower your cholesterol, encourage weight loss, and keep your gut healthy. Oatmeal

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Deadly Disease by Mark A. Cavaretta, M.D.   Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in the United States. Since NAFLD has few or no symptoms, it is often called “the silent disease,” and people

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