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Mediterranean Made Easy

There’s plenty of research that backs up the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. It boosts longevity, lowers rates of heart disease and reduces rates of diabetes and some cancers. The guidelines are simple – consume fresh vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains daily; eat more seafood and less red meat and use plenty of […]

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Too Much Salt for Our Kids

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year. We know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular risk. According to a new study in the “Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,” American children are consuming sodium at levels that far exceed […]

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Design Destination: Havana

Spanish colonial architecture is what comes to mind when you hear someone mention Havana, and surely there is no other city like it, full of such buildings in various stages of restoration or decay. Havana is an enchanting city full of the unexpected: Restaurants representing every country and food in the world, from Japanese sushi, […]

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What to feed your Brain

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent article in Cooking Light magazine. Most of us have had a loved one touched by the progressive, irreversible disorder where the brain’s nerve cells degenerate, causing memory problems and behavior changes. Sadly, researchers […]

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The Last Fish

Ocean fish are the last wild creatures that people hunt on a large scale. We used to think of the ocean’s bounty as endless until recently, when we have discovered its limits. Between 1950 and 1994, ocean fishermen increased their catch 400 percent by doubling the number of boats and using more effective fishing gear, […]