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Recipe: Tilapia with Mango Salsa

 

Tips on How to fit a Balanced Diet Into Your Busy Schedule

 

7 Superfoods from the Sea

 

D for Diabetes?

 Vitamin D may protect the pancreas from diabetes in people who are at high risk for the disease because their blood sugar levels are above normal.            Researchers assigned 92 adults with predieabetes to take vitamin D, calcium, both, or a placebo. Then they measured how well beta cells in the pancreas secreted insulin.

Fruit, Not Juice

"Don't drink your calories" is a good advice if you're trying to watch your weight, even if it's fruit juice you're drinking.

Getting Sauced

There's nothing easier than opening a jar of pasta sacue. But there's nothing more satisfying than making your own healthier version. Here are Exhibits A,B,C, and D. Each serving will nicely cover 1 cup of cooked pasta. Parmesan Cream2 cloves garlic, chopped2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil1/2 lb zucchini, diced1 1/2 cups fat-free half and half1 cup grated parmesan cheese1/2 tsp. kosher saltfreshly ground black pepper1/2 tsp. lemon zest1 Tbs. lemon juice, more to taste 

Three Rules to Live By:

 

Will sitting too long at work counteract all my fitness gains?

 

Is lifting weights better than cardio for weight loss?

 Conventional wisdom says that aerobic exercise (combined with cutting calories) is the best way to lose weight. But millions of people have logged hours on ellipitical machines and stationary bikes without dropping any pounds. This means that either (a) losing weight takes a lot more effort than most people expect, or (b) we’ve been misled and there’s a much better way to lose weight. Strength training is often proposed as that “better way” – though the evidence strongly suggests the real answer is (a).
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