Tag: nutrition

An image of a mother and child kneeling in a garden.

May 18, 2020

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

Learn how digging in the dirt can be good for your mind and body.

Mental Health

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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.

Diabetes, Research

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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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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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January 9, 2015

Orange Couscous with Almonds, Raisins and Mint

Try something new with couscous! This dish can be served on its own or with chicken, beef or sautéed vegetables. Ingredients 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons raisins 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1 tablespoon fresh mint, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1 tablespoon unsalted sliced almonds, toasted 1 medium orange, rinsed,…


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Closeup of multicolored doughnuts with sprinkles and nuts.

October 13, 2014

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles t...

A new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will examine whether adding the amount of walking it takes to burn off the calories in food items will lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Awards, Health, Research, Studies, Weight Loss, Wellness

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Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

May 6, 2014

Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.

Diabetes, Studies

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March 3, 2014

The Best Plate Scenario

It can be hard to know if you are getting enough of the right foods to give you the right nutrition so you feel your best. Though understanding nutrition can be difficult, it doesn’t have to be. A simple trick to getting the nutrition you need is to follow “The Plate Method.”


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October 16, 2013

Staying Fit at the State Fair

It's time again for the North Carolina State Fair! If you are the adventuresome type, you might take a moment to ask yourself just how bad all this gooey, salty, greasy stuff is. Is it something to should worry about? After all, it is just once a year, right? Here are some strategies and an infographic to help you navigate as you feast at the fair.


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