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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed by Dana Angelo White in Food News, November 20, 2013
Move Over, Kale Juice
The newest juice trend is all about Brussels sprouts. Yes, the love-or-loathe-it vegetable has found its way into juicers. Liquid veggie enthusiasts in the U.K. claim that the cruciferous veggie will follow super-star leafy greens like kale and spinach into green drinks everywhere.
Win This Mini Chopper! by Victoria Phillips in Giveaway, November 20, 2013
Simplify dinnertime prep work with the KRUPS Mini Chopper. Whether you’re chopping vegetables or herbs (or making a homemade whipped cream), the job can be taken care of with the touch of a button. The mini chopper has a 13-ounce bowl and a heavy nonslip base.
You can buy your own KRUPS Mini Chopper or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, your go-to weeknight meal in a hurry. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. EST.
We’re giving away one KRUPS Mini Chopper to one randomly-selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.
You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on November 20 and 5 p.m. EST on November 22, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $50. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.
So tell us, what’s your go-to weeknight meal in a hurry?
Can’t Get Enough Butternut Squash? by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Katie's Healthy Bites, November 19, 2013
Healthy Hanukkah-Thanksgiving Recipes by Toby Amidor in Hanukkah, Healthy Holidays, November 18, 2013
Next week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgivukkah, or Thanksgiving + Hanukkah. It’s when the first full day of Hanukkah falls on Turkey Day. The last time this happened was in 1888, and it won’t happen again for many moons (79,000 years to be exact). Make your Thanksgivukkah table extra special with an array of healthy, Hanukkah fare combined with traditional Thanksgiving ingredients.
Food Fight!: Turkey White Meat vs. Dark Meat by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, November 17, 2013
It’s the perpetual Thanksgiving debate: turkey legs or breast meat? We all have our taste preferences, but which one is healthier? Find out in this Thanksgiving food fight!
10 Ways to Use Orange Juice (Not Just in the Morning) by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, November 16, 2013
In most homes, OJ sees the light of day just once every 24 hours. That’s a shame, because 100% orange juice dishes out worthwhile vitamins and minerals (and also contains zero saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium or added sugar). Some nutritional highlights: Orange juice is crammed with vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps support a healthy immune system, along with potassium, which plays an important role in muscle function and may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. The juice also delivers folate, essential for healthy red blood cells, and vitamin B6, which helps the body process energy from food.
Here are 10 fun ways to wake up your juice routine, and not just at sunrise.
10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Mains by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 15, 2013
You don’t need a turkey at the center of the table to make Thanksgiving a special day! Here are delicious dishes that can take the spotlight at your feast, whether you’re a vegetarian or just hosting a few.
12 Delicious Ways with Root Vegetables by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, November 14, 2013
These root vegetables, which have a sweet, nutty flavor, resemble carrots but are white in color. One cup raw provides 100 calories and 7 grams of fiber. They’re an excellent source of vitamins C and K and folate.
Recipes to try:
- Ginger-Glazed Pearl Onions and Parsnips (above, from Food Network Magazine)
- Skirt Steak with Roasted Root Vegetables
- Gingered Pears and Parsnips
- Parsnip Chips
The New Cholesterol Guidelines: Do They Affect Your Diet? by Dana Angelo White in Food News, November 13, 2013
News broke yesterday regarding new guidelines for prescribing statin medications. Doctors are being urged to use a revised set of criteria, established by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, to determine who should be prescribed cholesterol lowering medications.
Eating for Heart Health
The new guidelines also include recommendations for following a “healthy lifestyle” that entails exercising, not smoking and following a heart-healthy diet. In accordance with the American Heart Association paper, the American College of Cardiology recently released a Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. Here is a summary of the dietary guidelines they lay out to help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.
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