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Does the Mediterranean Diet Lead to a Longer Life?

New research shows that the Mediterranean Diet may help slow the aging process, in addition to having a positive impact on heart health.  The basis of the diet – not eating processed foods, limiting red meat and shaping meals around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans – “appears to protect a person’s DNA from […]

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WakeMed Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month®, a time to spread awareness about healthy eating. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” which focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Typically, people choose foods for taste, not nutrition. The good news is you can […]

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Kitchen Makeover: Fridge & Freezer Must Haves

If you are aiming for a healthier kitchen to prepare healthier meals at home, there are several items that your refrigerator and freezer should always have in stock.  The list below can serve as a guide while you grocery shop for healthy staples. Refrigerator: • Skim milk, 1 percent milk or fortified soy milk • Fresh fruit: […]

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Kitchen Makeover: A Blog Series

Daily life can be a juggling act – balancing work, family, kids’ activities and personal commitments can be overwhelming. That’s probably why Americans are eating out more and cooking at home less. According to a 2010 Harris interactive poll of 2,503 adults, 14 percent said they don’t enjoy cooking and seven percent said they don’t […]

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Meatless Monday Recipe: Black Eyed Pea Sausage

WakeMed Cary Hospital’s Meatless Mondays have been a great success thus far.   For an added element of fun, Meatless Mondays feature dishes selected via a recipe contest open to Cary Hospital employees and volunteers.  This week’s winning vegetarian recipe is Black Eyed Pea Sausage submitted by Becky Edwards, a Cary Hospital unit secretary in 2West/CVIC. […]

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