Cucumbers are a great addition to creative ethnic dishes, from salads to sauces. Chop cucumbers with radishes and toss with yogurt and spices for a refreshing summer salad or pair with melon and season with chili for a bold Mexican dish.
Overweight teens whose parents discussed diet and weight loss were more likely to go on a diet or display unhealthy weight control behaviors -- such as skipping meals or using laxatives -- than teens who received healthy eating advice, U.S. researchers said. The study was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients who underwent intensive lifestyle intervention attained greater weight loss and better glycated hemoglobin, fitness levels and overall cardiovascular risk factors at one year compared with the control group, researchers reported at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting. However, the intervention did not meet the study's primary end point of reducing the rates of cardiovascular events such as nonfatal myocardial infarction and nonfatal stroke. The results appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Smart snacks are an important part of a healthful diet, and snacks should consist of good fats, protein and/or fiber to be most beneficial, registered dietitian Molly Kimball writes. RDs and nutrition experts offer their favorite go-to sweet and savory snacks, including recipes.
Expand your vegetable repertoire by picking up unique varieties at the farmers market and experimenting with them at home. Veggies such as kohlrabi are great for slaws and salads while mizuna can be cooked into stews and stir-fries.