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April 20, 2017

Moroccan Carrot Salad

See that beautiful orange creation in the middle of the plate above? That’s the cool and delicious Moroccan Carrot Salad we serve at Kardia Cafe, located in our brand new, state-of-the-art NC Heart and Vascular Hospital. It’s bright and tangy and takes you on a flavor journey with twists and turns. And now you can make it at…

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April 13, 2017

Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. ...

The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.

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September 28, 2016

Pumpkin is the New Black

Pumpkins are nutrition-packed vegetables that seem to be underrated for the majority of the year- until fall rolls around. Pumpkin is high in fiber, low in sugar and fat, and contains many micro-nutrients the body requires to function. [Read more...]

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April 12, 2016

Did butter get a bad rap?

Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.

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January 1, 2016

Chicken, Farro and Kale Tacos with Butternut Squash Pico De Gallo

Learn how to make Chicken, Farro and Kale Tacos with Butternut Squash Pico De Gallo from our very own food expert, Chef Ryan Conklin.

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July 21, 2015

Cucumber Salad

Learn how to make a summer favorite, cucumber salad, with just a few simple steps and ingredients! Low-fat yogurt, vinegar and dill will make this cucumber salad a great light meal, or a nice healthy snack. [...]

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July 21, 2015

Your Farmers Market Guide

Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. With more farmers markets taking root across the U.S., buying fresh is easier than ever. [...]

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June 22, 2015

Summer Breeze Smoothie

Smoothies are such an easy, healthy, and tasty treat-especially in the summer! Add this Summer Breeze Smoothie to your go-to list of recipes for hot days. This recipe is simple, affordable, and only 121 calories! [...]

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June 10, 2015

Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are a favorite from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to make them from home, without the high amount of calories. This recipe calls for coating the tenders in panko breadcrumbs before baking them. Baking instead of frying, greatly reduces the overall fat and calorie content found in regular chicken tenders. A quick, simple, and healthy twist on a classic meal. [...]

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March 25, 2015

Comparing the DASH and the Mediterranean Diets

According to the CDC, hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 70 million Americans. It’s a condition which can lead to weakening of the arteries, stroke, and heart and kidney disease if is not controlled. High blood pressure is a measured blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Shockingly, one out of three American adults…

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February 20, 2015

Navigating Nutrition Noise

Diet advice can be confusing, conflicting and overwhelming. Almost daily, you hear about a new study that contradicts the one you heard the week before. New studies gain traction in the media and spread like wildfire. You search the internet to read more about what you just heard on the news and you become even…

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