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Recipes and Nutrition for Healthy Living

Below are recipes and nutrition articles from our newsletter, Focus on Health. We also have a wealth of nutrition information and more recipes available in our Health Library.
11/4/2016
Discover recent upgrades to the Arbor Café at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and meet some of the key staff involved in transforming the menu to offer healthy, sustainable and tasty meals to ...
10/27/2016
With the holidays fast approaching we asked three UC San Diego Health nutrition specialists for ideas on how to add a touch of lightness to holiday meals that will wow your guests without walloping th ...
9/6/2016
Vegetables, like kale, are often touted as superfoods but not everyone can eat them without discomfort. We ask our nutrition expert about alternatives and offer three recipes that, while lacking in ka ...
6/30/2016
2016 has been declared the International Year of Pulses, probably better known as dried beans, lentils and chickpeas. Versatile, nutritious and economical, these recipes will keep your finger on the p ...
4/29/2016
It's no secret that we love avocadoes: an estimated 1.9 billion avocados were consumed in the U.S. in 2014 alone. But there's more to this little green fruit than guacamole – and one of them may surpr ...
2/26/2016
Some foods can naturally make us feel better – foods that boost serotonin levels in our brains, which can help smooth out emotional highs and lows. So dig into these recipes with a smile.
1/5/2016
One way to start fresh in the New Year is to juice: replacing at least one meal with a blended vegetable and fruit concoction. It can be an effective, healthy way to lose pounds and feel fitter with r ...
11/2/2015
When it comes to getting the biggest bang out of your nutritional buck, the rule of thumb is go with color. Flashy-hued vegetables and fruits are high in vitamin A, responsible for forming and maintai ...
8/28/2015
Back-to-school means back to making school lunches for many parents. It’s a daily challenge to create a midday meal that’s both nutritious and tasty - here are some tips to help satisfy the lunch box ...
6/25/2015
Given its links to social ills like obesity and diabetes, it’s hard to champion sugar. It’s also hard to avoid since it seems to be an ingredient in almost every processed food. Here’s a smarter way t ...
5/7/2015
salt
We need sodium to function but too much can be a bad thing. Americans consume too much salt due to a diet heavy in processed foods. To help with reducing your daily sodium intake, here are three less ...
3/4/2015
Olive oil
For decades, we’ve been told to reduce fat consumption as its bad for the heart. Newly proposed federal dietary guidelines underscore that all fats aren’t created equal and are necessary to good healt ...
1/9/2015
Dairy
Calcium is critical for strong teeth and bones and a healthy brain. Dairy products are the most common source of calcium but you can find it in variety of foods for a diverse, delicious, calcium-rich ...
11/10/2014
fruits and vegetables
Vitamin B plays a big role in our overall well-being and the good news is that it’s readily available in the foods we eat every day. Learn more about vitamin B and get some recipe ideas fit for the ho ...
8/26/2014
Cayenne Pepper
There's more to eating healthy than just eating healthy. Frankly, that can be pretty boring. Studies suggest that adding spices like chili peppers, turmeric and cinnamon may help good food be good for ...
8/26/2014
glazed doughnut
Talk about a double-whopper: We eat too much and we tend to eat too much of the stuff we should hardly be eating at all. A government diet advisory committee recently came out with a list of our mostl ...
6/25/2014
Carrot Vision
Experts say eat vegetables, drink milk and have an apple with that tuna fish sandwich. It’s good advice to hear, see, taste, touch and smell.
6/25/2014
Corn on the grill
You can smell it in the air: It's the season of the backyard barbeque. But there are some health concerns. Here are some recipes that capture the thrill of the grill with less chance of the ill.
4/23/2014
colorful peppers
Skin care during the summer means more than just sunscreen and moisturizers. Eating right helps too, which means getting plenty of vitamin A. Here are some tasty ways to help your skin this summer.
3/4/2014
quinoa cucumber salad
Whole grains are the latest buzz in healthy eating. Here's a look at some popular grains, including some that are just coming to their own, with three recipes to help you incorporate them into your ev ...
6/20/2012
Healing Foods
Whether you are recovering from a hospital visit or feeling ill at home, everyday foods found in grocery stores can aid our recovery. The body’s natural response to illness is inflammation, common foo ...
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