Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study

Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol

Changing Mothers’ Aid Limits Juice for Kids

A change to a U.S. program that provides food and medical visits to many infants, children and pregnant women succeeded in reducing the amount of juice bought overall, according to a new study.
Source: Reuters Health
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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Highlights Improvements to the National School Lunch Program

NEW ORLEANS, May 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted improvements to school meals, a cornerstone of USDA’s efforts to create a generational change to improve childhood nutrition. The Secretary also discussed efforts to create new partnerships with chefs around the country to positively impact the eating habits of children.

How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control

Key hormones, amino acids altered during digestion, study finds

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Weight Loss Surgery

Mediterranean Diet Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Large study showed better retention of mental skills in seniors who had followed it

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dementia, Dietary Fats, Diets

Thai Chicken Recipes

Try making Thai at home with these easy Thai chicken recipes, including Thai chicken curry recipes and Thai chicken stir-fry recipes. From Thai Grilled Chicken to Thai Chicken pizza, we’ve included our best healthy Thai chicken recipes featuring authentic Thai flavors. Enjoy Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce or Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce for a flavor-packed Thai chicken dinner recipe.
Indonesian Chicken Satés

Easy Thai Recipes

Thai food is easy to make at home with our healthy Thai recipes, including Thai chicken recipes, Thai beef recipes and vegetarian Thai recipes. From Chicken Satay to Thai Bouillabaise, these easy Thai recipes feature authentic flavors of Thai cuisine, including coconut milk, mango, ginger, Thai basil and more Thai ingredients. Try our Thai Grilled Beef Salad for a zesty Thai beef recipe or Pad Thai for a lighter spin on traditional Pad Thai.
Indonesian Chicken Satés

Thai Vegetarian Recipes

The flavors of Thai food, including red curry, peanut butter, coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger and more authentic Thai ingredients, work especially well when paired with tofu and a variety of healthy vegetables. In our collection of Thai vegetarian recipes, we lighten-up traditional Thai food dishes and offer flavorful options for delicious meatless meals. Try our Vegetarian Thai Red Curry for a healthy curry dinner or Vegetable Satay for a vegetarian version of this Indonesian-style satay often made with chicken or beef.

Healthy Corn Tortilla Recipes

Corn tortillas are the foundation for a number of tasty Mexican meals, from enchiladas to burritos to tacos. In our healthy corn tortilla recipes, we lighten-up traditional Mexican recipes while still preserving the same authentic flavors. In addition to using corn tortillas in tostadas recipes, taco recipes and fajitas recipes, we also love to use corn tortillas to make our own taco bowls and taco shells. Try one of these healthy corn tortilla recipes the next time you have a craving for healthier homemade Mexican meals. <strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/free_downloads/healthy_mexican_recipes">Download a FREE Healthy Mexican Recipe Cookbook!</a></strong>

Healthy Recipes with Anchovies

Anchovies are one of those foods you either love or you hate. Give their bold, salty taste a try in one of our healthy recipes with anchovies. Anchovies are a delicious way to add a punch of flavor and rich taste to a variety of dishes that can’t be duplicated. We like adding anchovies to salads and dressings; anchovies are quite common in Caesar salads and Niçoise salads. Try our Spanish-Inspired Tomato Salad or Shrimp Caesar for a delicious salad recipe made with anchovies.

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