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How to Help a Child Who is Overweight

Baby fat is something children are supposed to outgrow, not grow into. Obesity is a critical and growing health problem in the U.S., and it starts at a young age. One in every six children and teenagers is obese (18.5 percent). That’s more than three times the rate found in the early 1970s.

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Food Facts and Myths

Some common questions, and surprising answers, about nutrition

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A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target.

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Managing Borderline Hypertension Without Drugs

Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.

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Prediabetes: A Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Think of prediabetes as a fork in the road. Ignore it, and your risk for type 2 diabetes goes up. Or, with a few simple steps, you can prevent or delay the progression to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with sweet recipes that are actually good for you

Chocolate lovers unite! World Chocolate Day is here. Not that you ever need a holiday to indulge, but now that the health benefits of chocolate are even being championed by the American Heart Association, keeping chocolate in your diet is cause for guilt-free celebration.

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Pecan-Crusted Salmon with Wild Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice

  • 2 cups water

  • ¾ cup pecan pieces (raw)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill

  • 2¾ teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste, divided

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (approximately 1-inch thick)

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 lemon wedges, for garnish

 

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Power Eating for Kids

Regular family meals can reduce children’s risks for nutritional problems

Gathering together for a meal can give the modern family an opportunity for some quality time and a break from the rush and frenzy of life in the fast lane. Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign have documented more tangible benefits. 

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Spice It Up!

Bay Area locations make it easy to add herbs and spices to your diet

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Spiced Winter Fruit Compote with Raisin Balsamic Syrup

Ingredients

Fruit Compote

  • 1 medium sweet apple peeled, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 slightly firm pears peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup black or golden California raisins
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup spiced cider

Syrup

  • 1/2 cup raisins black or golden
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • water to thin if needed

Instructions

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