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Try Kale for Vitamin K and Cancer Protection

Try Kale for Vitamin K and Cancer Protection

Kale may well be the “it” vegetable of the moment, celebrated in everything from cooking magazines to health websites. But unlike some food fads, this nutritious leafy green deserves the attention it’s suddenly getting: With a mere 36 calories, one cup of kale delivers five grams of fiber, 200% of your daily vitamin C, 180% of vitamin A and 40% of magnesium. It’s packed with at least 45 antioxidant flavonoids. Like its cruciferous-vegetable kin, including broccoli and cauliflower, it contains glucosinolates— sulfur compounds associated with reduced risk of cancer.

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Maple-Glazed Pork with Pears

Maple-Glazed Pork with Pears

Pork tenderloin is lean, tender and easy to cook. Here it is paired with seasonal pears, which develop an exceptionally rich flavor when roasted. If you accompany this dish with 1/2 cup whole grain, such as barley, brown rice or bulgur, plus 1/2 cup green beans, and cap off the meal with 1/2 cup grapes, you’ll have an elegant autumn menu that weighs in at less than 500 calories per serving.

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What’s So Great About Greek Yogurt?

What’s So Great About Greek Yogurt?

Besides the Seahawks and Broncos, viewers of this year’s Super Bowl saw two other fierce competitors: Greek yogurt brands, slugging it out in commercials. That would have been unthinkable only a few years ago—in 2008, Greek yogurt accounted for only 4% of US yogurt sales. But today Greek yogurt makes up 44% of the multibillion-dollar US yogurt market and is responsible for almost all the growth in this part of the grocery aisle. More than half of US households bought Greek yogurt last year, according to retail research firm IRI.\n

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Does Your Diet Deliver Too Much Phosphorus?

Does Your Diet Deliver Too Much Phosphorus?

Phosphorus, a mineral found in foods such as meat and milk, is important for forming bones and teeth, making proteins for healthy cells, and transporting cellular energy. But too much of a good thing can be harmful among people with kidney disease, and a new study suggests excess phosphorus consumption is associated with increased mortality risk, even in people with normal kidney function.\n

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Turkey-Apple Burgers with Cider-Glazed Onions

Turkey-Apple Burgers with Cider-Glazed Onions

Turkey burgers (when made with ground turkey breast) are a healthy alternative to fatty beef burgers, but all too often they turn out dry and flavorless. Our solution is to add grated fresh apple to the lean turkey. Not only does this add moisture to the patties, the apple contributes a delicious sweet-tart flavor. Cider-glazed caramelized onions and a creamy mustard sauce provide the finishing touches to these burgers.

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Rx for Combating Chronic Conditions: Exercise

Rx for Combating Chronic Conditions: Exercise

A potentially life-saving prescription for fighting heart disease, diabetes and stroke could be as close as those walking shoes gathering dust in your closet. According to an unusual new study, the benefits of exercise in reducing mortality from those leading causes of death match or even exceed the effects of prescription drugs for the same conditions.

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