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Spicy Tamari-Roasted Almonds

Paprika and cayenne pepper combine with tamari in a simple dressing tossed with whole almonds, then baked. Make this simple, crunchy snack ahead of time and enjoy the entire week or serve as a party appetizer your guests will love.   This sponsored recipe is brought by the Almond Board of California as part of Food &...

August 23, 2017August 23, 2017by
The 3 Vitamins that Prevent Brain Loss
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The 3 Vitamins that Prevent Brain Loss

By our seventies, one in five of us will suffer from cognitive impairment. Within five years, half of those cognitively impaired will progress to dementia and death. The earlier we can slow or stop this process, the better. Although an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is unavailable, interventions just to control risk factors could prevent...

August 23, 2017August 23, 2017by
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Watermelon Pizzas for Kids

Have some fun with your kids in the kitchen before summer ends with these healthy and delicious Watermelon Pizzas! Kids love getting creative with designs and flavor combinations.  Watermelon Pizzas Yields 4 to 5 pizzas Ingredients 1 mini seedless watermelon, sliced into 4 or 5 thick discs ½ yellow watermelon, sliced 12 ounces vanilla yogurt...

August 22, 2017August 22, 2017by
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Meal Frequency Around the World: What Can We Learn from Other Cultures?

Many cultures eat small, frequent meals while others stick to three larger meals per day. What are the health implications? Well, there is no global consensus on how many meals one should eat to stay healthy. If the goal is general health and wellness, one should aim to find a consistent eating frequency that provides...

August 19, 2017August 19, 2017by
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Nutrition for the School Year and Beyond

We are nearing the end of summer, and the school year has either already started or is rapidly approaching. If you’re a parent, you might wonder if your child is getting the proper nutrition to stay focused and excel in the classroom. Two opportunities to support your child’s emotional and dietary health are providing a...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Almond Sweet Potato Toast

Enjoy this new take on breakfast toast — a colorful way to start the day. This sponsored recipe is brought by the Almond Board of California as part of Food & Nutrition‘s Recipe Roundup program. Click for more recipes. Almond Sweet Potato Toast Recipe by Karman Meyer, RDN, LDN Ingredients 2 (124 grams) lengthwise slices sweet potato, ¼-inch...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
Comparing Pollutant Levels Between Different Diets
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Comparing Pollutant Levels Between Different Diets

The results of the CHAMACOS (Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas) study were published recently. This study of a California birth cohort investigated the relationship between exposure to flame retardant chemical pollutants in pregnancy and childhood, and subsequent neurobehavioral development. Why California? Because California children’s exposures to these endocrine disruptors...

August 18, 2017August 18, 2017by
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Rosemary Farro with Maple-Balsamic Roasted Grapes and Shallots

Everyone could benefit from eating more whole grains, and I have a pantry full of them! Farro is one of my favorite whole grains, along with quinoa and barley. I love the nutty flavor and chewy texture of farro and its versatility in the kitchen. I have made farro as a base for Buddha bowls...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
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Prep it and Set it — A Rotisserie for the Home Cook

Product reviewed: Ronco 5250 Series EZ-Store™ Rotisserie When I was a younger lass, I remember seeing commercials for the Ronco Rotisserie, and I always dreamed of owning one of my own. I actually asked my parents for one before moving into my college dorm because I thought it would be a great device to cook...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by
A Dietary Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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A Dietary Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, episodic intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. It affects 1 in 7 Americans, although most go undiagnosed. IBS can have a substantial impact on well-being and health, but doctors underestimate the impact the disease can have, particularly the pain and discomfort. Using some measures,...

August 16, 2017August 16, 2017by