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    Try these nutrient-packed recipes

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against taking vitamin E and beta carotene supplements for prevention of cancer or heart disease. The task force said the supplements don’t help prevent the disease and have the potential to be harmful. It’s best to get vitamin E and beta carotene…
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    What is disordered eating and when does it become an eating disorder?

    Tara Schmidt, M.Ed., RDN, L.D.
    Disordered eating refers to a wide range of behaviors that involve eating in a way that prevents full participation in life activities or impairs healthy growth and development. At best, disordered eating can lead to physical and psychological symptoms in children and teens. At worst, disordered eating can develop into…
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    What is CoolSculpting and is it safe?

    Tasmiha Khan
    With beauty technology constantly evolving, it is critical to pay attention to what can be problematic or lead to serious side effects. When it comes to freezing fat through CoolSculpting, consideration for its efficacy and potential side effects should be weighed. The technology has recently made headlines. According to a…
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    Magnesium glycinate: Is this supplement helpful for you?

    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    The mineral magnesium is important for controlling blood-sugar and blood pressure levels. You get some of the micronutrient every time you eat foods, such as beans, nuts, seeds and dark chocolate. But magnesium is a sensitive little mineral. It can be depleted when food is processed — that means your…
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    Roasted red pepper hummus

    Tara Schmidt, M.Ed., RDN, L.D.
    Store-bought hummus may be a thing of the past after trying this recipe from Cook Smart, Eat Well. Impress family and friends by replacing the veggie tray’s ranch dressing and adding pita triangles or pretzels to the mix. If veggies and dips aren’t your thing, try…
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    Creamy butternut squash soup

    Tara Schmidt, M.Ed., RDN, L.D.
    Warm up with this beautifully bright soup from Cook Smart, Eat Well. Chef Jen oven-roasts the squash to bring out its natural sweetness before blending it with the veggie-filled broth. To round out this meal, consider a toasted whole wheat pita and apple. Shopping List: Butternut…
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    Why working out isn’t enough

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    Most of us need to move more to reduce the health risks of sitting even if we already exercise. Hear from a Mayo Clinic wellness coach how — and how much.
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    Black bean quesadillas

    Tara Schmidt, M.Ed., RDN, L.D.
    Wanting to add more plant-based meals to your repertoire, but don’t know where to start? Check out this black bean quesadilla recipe from Cook Smart, Eat Well. It may be meat-free, but it’s anything but flavor-free with cilantro, Tabasco, and a trio of veggies mixed with…
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    Before you start exercising, ask yourself why

    Robert Scales, Ph.D., M.S.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    I once read about a parent driving to pick up their 10-year-old child from school. As they approached the schoolyard, they fumbled around in their glove compartment looking for a cigarette, only to find they were out. As the school bell rang and the crowds of children came down the…
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    Backing into an eating disorder: An illness that often starts with good intentions of being healthier

    Jocelyn R. Lebow, Ph.D., L.P.,
    Mayo Clinic Press Editors
    Thanks to made-for-TV movies, most of us have a stereotype of how eating disorders start. Someone, usually a privileged young girl wanting to be skinny and hating how she looks, begins dieting in earnest, and gets carried away. Despite increasing health risks, she persists, hyper-focused on her body and terrified…
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    Banana flax pancakes

    Tara Schmidt, M.Ed., RDN, L.D.
    At three grams of fiber per pancake, these aren’t your typical flapjacks. This recipe from Cook Smart, Eat Well uses ground flaxseed to increase the fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as mashed bananas to replace oil. Consider adding berries or banana slices on top…

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