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Broccoli May Decrease Cancer Risk

Green vegetables have been linked to significant health impacts, including increased cardiovascular function and decreased risk for developing diseases. While doctors have long-stressed the importance of getting in your daily serving of greens, a new study found that broccoli may provide benefits for both individual and community well-being.

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Tasty Labor Day Weekend Treats

Summer may be fleeting, but there are still several opportunities to take advantage of the great outdoors before temperatures dip. As you're celebrating the Labor Day weekend with your family and friends from the retirement community, consider spending Sunday in the sun, as Aug. 31 marks Eat Outside Day.

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4 Tips For Planning The Perfect Picnic

Fall is swiftly approaching. Families that are looking to take advantage of the last few weeks of summer should host a picnic to enjoy the outdoors while the weather is still warm. As you start packing for your grand adventure, keep the following tips in mind that will make your picnic as perfect as possible.

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Cool Off With This Peachy Summer Dessert

Is there anything more summery than a plump, ripe peach? These sweet and juicy fruits are best in late summer, which may explain why August is National Peach Month. According to NutritionData, peaches are rich in vitamin A and C, and they also contain high levels of potassium and niacin.

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Salt-Free Diet May Improve Heart Health For Diabetics

Seniors living with diabetes must exercise extreme caution when selecting which foods to integrate into their diets. While people with this condition know to shy away from foods high in sugar content, a new study indicates that they should avoid those high in sodium, as well.

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Gluten-Free Lasagnas

Few dishes are as filling and flavorful as lasagnas, but while these entrees may be replete with delicious bites, they're frequently made with ingredients that may be harmful to your overall health. Instead of reaching for the red meat, mozzarella and ricotta, consider a lasagna made from organic and gluten-free ingredients that will not only be similarly tasty, but far healthier as well.

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Renowned Cardiologist Talks Heart-Healthy Diets

When it comes to implementing heart-healthy foods into your diet, numerous nutritionists, fads and research studies may influence your choices. From diets that stress high meat consumption to those that allow participants to eat large amounts of sodium, there are many dietary trends that may be more hype than help, according to cardiologist Dean Ornish.

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Organic Options For The Grill

Over the past several years, nutritionists have encouraged consumers to purchase foods free of dyes, harmful chemicals and growth hormones. Organic foods, those grown locally without the majority of these ingredients, generally provide people with healthier options, as they are chock-full of natural nutrients and home-grown goodness.

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