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…
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.
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...]
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.
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.
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. [...]
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. [...]
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! [...]
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. [...]
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…
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…