Healthy Diet

Put a little pumpkin in your pasta. Atlantic Health System’s Chef Todd has a recipe for penne pesto that has just the right amount of seasonal flavors to please any fall gathering. As an added bonus, one of the main ingredients – roasted pumpkin puree – has a host of health benefits. It’s high in vitamin A, which supports eye health and boosts your immune system, and it’s rich in fiber, which is good for your digestive tract. Get the full recipe >



 


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What's the Right Balance of Fats and Carbs?

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- What is the perfect amount of fats and carbohydrates for a healthy diet? Scientists from McMaster University in Canada analyzed food diaries from more than 135,000 people in 18 countries around the world to find out.

The answer supports the old adage that moderation is good for your heart and a longer life, specifically that eating moderate amounts of carbs and fats rather than very high or very low intakes of either is better for you -- with a few twists.

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Fast-Food Joints on Your Way to Work? Your Waistline May Widen

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 -- McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, KFC: If you pass by these and other fast-food outlets on your daily commute, weight gain might be the result, new research shows.

People tempted by more fast-food restaurants going to and from work tended to have a higher BMI (body mass index) than people who didn't, the researchers said. The study involved more than 700 female elementary school employees living in and around New Orleans.

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