Our Shallot Marmalade Accents This Asparagus Dish Perfectly

 

Asparagus with Shallot Marmalade

The savory and slightly tart marmAsparagus with Shallot Marmaladealade also makes a great topping for vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower or for cooked chicken or fish.

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Diabetes complications are falling while number of cases continues to rise

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Česky: Aplikace “rychlého” inzulínu inzulinovým perem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two reports released this week shed light on the current state of type 2 diabetes in this country, and their conclusions are both promising and sobering. First, the good news: An article in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that rates of diabetes-related problems like heart attack, stroke, and lower-limb amputation are down by more than 50% over the last two decades.

Now the bad news: during the same time period, the number of people with diabetes has soared, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the early 1990s, 5.5% of adults had diabetes. By 2010, the number had nearly doubled, to 9.3%. That translates into about 21 million American adults living with diabetes.

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Ten Popular Diets — Which Work and Which Are Hype …

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A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you want to lose fat in 2014, how about we do it together? I need to work off some Danish butter cookies. If you want to lose fat in 2014, how about we do it together?  I need to work off some Danish butter cookies. Last year, the Lift team helped me test The Slow-Carb Diet® with 3,500 readers.  The result: 84% of people lost weight and the average weight loss was 8.6 pounds over four weeks.  Many people lost more than 20 pounds.  This didn’t surprise me, given the case studies of people who’ve lost 100+ pounds.

Working alongside UC Berkeley, Lift is now launching the largest study of popular diets ever performed.  You can choose from 10 different diets (Paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.), and the study includes control groups and a randomized trial.  The Slow-Carb Diet is one option. Read More…

Ceremonies, remembrances mark one-year anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

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Picture of Dire Tune running in the Boston Marathon 2008 at Wellesley Square (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One year ago today, the detonation of two improvised bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people, injured more than 260 others, and shattered a day traditionally filled with joy and camaraderie. Although the bombing immediately extinguished the celebration, it sparked an outpouring of extraordinary work and compassion that continues to this day.

Residents of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond rallied to help those injured by the bombs. It is a testament to the extraordinary care and preparation by first responders and staff members at all Boston-area hospitals that only three people died.

Many of the wounded were taken to teaching hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Physicians at Mass Eye and Ear helped those suffering from serious blast injuries. During the following weeks and months, clinicians at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and McLean Hospital helped others recover. (Many of these institutions are marking the anniversary with a variety of events.)

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George McPhee Declines Comment While Holding Diet …

He then coolly sipped on a can of Diet Coke and had a conversation with 20-year-old defenseman Connor Carrick. According to a Caps spokesman, McPhee met with majority owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick …

The Worst Ingredient in Your Diet

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Did You Know That Added Sugar is The Single Worst Ingredient in The Diet

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“Did all of a sudden the entire world just become a bunch of gluttons and sloths? All at the same time? I mean, get real.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig. There are many things wrong with the modern diet… but the massive amounts of added sugar may just be the worst.

Numerous studies show that sugar, more than any other ingredient in the diet, may be driving some of the world’s leading killers… including heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

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Pacquiao vs Bradley II: Freddie Roach talks Manny’s diet …


Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao couldn’t care less about the Floyd Mayweather posters, and describes the vibe from Pacquiao during fight week.

 

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Have You Tried Quark?

“Watch Out! There’s a new cheese on the block,” says the online description of Elli Quark.

Quark may be new to Americans (so Elli Quarknew that Elli may not have reached your area yet), but Europeans and Canadians have been enjoying it for years. It’s a “fresh, smooth cheese,” as Elli’s label notes. But to most people, it will probably seem more like a greek yogurt or sour cream. In fact, it’s got live active cultures, just like yogurt.

Choose a 6 oz. Plain—a perfect companion for your fresh berries, peaches, or other fruit—and you pocket 17 grams of protein plus 15 percent of a day’s calcium for only 90 fat-free calories. And Quark has enough tang to stand in for sour cream on baked potatoes or other dishes.

Go with the Pineapple or Strawberry—or the (fruit-poor) Lemon or Red Velvet—and you walk away with nearly the same numbers. But unlike yogurts that are sweetened with sugar or with the questionable artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium, aspartame, and/or sucralose, Elli uses only stevia (a plant extract) and the sugar alcohol erythritol.

Both are rated “safe” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Nutrition Action’s publisher (see Chemical Cuisine.org). Some people detect a slightly bitter aftertaste when they eat stevia. If that’s you, switch to plain Elli and reach for some blueberries or banana.

“Crave What’s Simple,” says the label. “At Elli, we believe in using simple ingredients to create nutritious foods that fill you up without the empty calories of added sugars.”

NutritionAction.com doesn’t accept any paid advertising or corporate or government funding. Any products recommended by NutritionAction.com have been vetted by our staff of nutritionists and are not advertisements by the manufacturers.

 

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Is the Paleo Diet Safe and Effective? / Nutrition – FitDay

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The Paleo Diet was written by Dr. Loren Cordain Ph.D.

The main premise of this diet focuses on consuming foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have consumed.

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Can Resveratrol Supplements Add Years to Your Life?

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“Rediscover your youthful DNA…reawaken youthful activity with this revitalizing, age-defying regimen.”

To listen to the ResVitále company describe its resveratrol supplement, you’d think that turning back the clock was just a matter of popping some pills.

Act now to download your FREE copy of Vitamin Supplements: How to Read a Multivitamin Label without cost or obligation.

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Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills

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A public demonstration of aerobic exercises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here’s another one, which especially applies to those of us (including me) experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills.

 

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Wasting Away: Peaches Geldof Dropped Nearly 50 Pounds …

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A Delicious Vegetable Dish that Everyone Will Love

Asparagus with Goat Cheese & Dill Sauce

Prefer something milder than goat cheese? Try whipped cream cheese.

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Asparagus with Goat Cheese and DillTotal time to prepare: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 oz. goat cheese (about ¼ cup) crumbled
1 Tbs. mayonnaise
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. minced fresh dill
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
freshly ground black pepper

 

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Diet soft drinks may increase cardiovascular risk – AMERICAblog

Dr. Thomas looks at new research suggesting diet soft drinks may play a role in increasing the risk of heart attacks and death in women.

The Coachella Diet | Well+Good NYC

The Coachella Diet? Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom of Pound. Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom (Photo: Pound). Women have been cutting carbs and ramping up their workouts for weddings and beach …

The Coachella Diet Is A Thing – Stereogum

“I don't change my diet as much as I exercise more before it,” one of the creators of the diet said. “I'll do more yoga, SoulCycle, and Physique 57 classes. I step up on the late nights of dancing to get in the practice, too.” There's …

Exercise, Diet Help People With High Blood Sugar – WebMD

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People enrolled in the study on diabetes prevention in China followed a diet and exercise program for six years, then were followed by researchers for another 23 years. Over that time, there was a significant reduction in their …Read more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin Clashed Diet.

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Prior to their conscious uncoupling, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin clashed over everything from parenting to diet to where they lived, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s split may have surprised some fans, but their so-called “conscious uncoupling” on March 25 was a long time coming. Indeed, the Iron Man actress, 41, and the Coldplay frontman, 37, had been at odds for some time, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly.

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Benefits of vitamin D

Vitamin D supplements still debated

VITAMIN DTwo reports published this week in the journal BMJ weren’t exactly an April Fool’s Day message about vitamin D, but they came close.

For the past few years, vitamin D has been gaining a reputation—not entirely earned—as a wonder vitamin that offers protection against some cancers, bone-weakening osteoporosis, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic conditions. Not so fast, caution the two reports.

In one of the BMJ studies, led by Evropi Theodoratou, a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh, researchers evaluated the results of 268 previous studies of vitamin D. Their conclusion: “highly convincing evidence of a clear role of vitamin D does not exist for any outcome, but associations with a selection of outcomes are probable.” In other words, there’s no solid proof that taking vitamin D helps.

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