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Black Beans & Quinoa Curry Chicken Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 anchor Bridgett Ellison on Wednesday interviewed Paige Blades, a clinical dietician with Health First, to discuss healthy eating during Black History Month.

Blades shared the following recipe to help you get results for dinner.

Black Beans & Quinoa Curry Chicken Bowl

Serving Size: 1 cup quinoa mix, 4 oz chicken, 2 slice plantains, 1 slice avocado # of Servings: 4

Calories: 541 | Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 41g | Sodium: 179mg | Cholesterol: 100mg | Dietary Fiber: 12g

Total Cost: $25.00 | Cost Per Serving: $ 4.03

Ingredients:

Quinoa Mix:

1 cup dried Quinoa. Cooked per package directions. .

1-15oz can low sodium Black Beans. Rinsed and drained.

1 bunch Collard Greens or Kale, chopped

½ Onion, small diced

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 red Bell Pepper, small diced

1 tsp crushed Red Pepper flakes.

1 tbsp Olive oil

Chicken:

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Healthy plant-based diet may lower risk by 19%

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Choosing more healthy plant-based food sources could help reduce the risk of sleep apnea, research suggests. Sophia Hsin/Stocksy
  • Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related breathing disorder that has been linked directly to cardiovascular issues, and indirectly to cancer, diabetes, and dementia due to loss of healthy sleep.
  • A new study finds that eating a healthy plant-based diet can significantly reduce the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea.
  • The study also indicates that consuming an unhealthy plant-based diet heavy in refined grains, sugar, and salt, as well as too many animal-based foods, significantly raises the chances of developing obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs at a time least likely to be detected by a person who has it — while they are sleeping. Nonetheless, it is a serious condition. There is a range of factors that may cause it. A new study investigates

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Check Your Health- Strategies for Making Healthy Eating Habits in 2024

With the start of the new year, it can be a great time to try and make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Making changes is hard for everyone, especially when it comes to our health. The key when trying to make a change is remembering that your health is individual to you and so the strategies you use may be different than the ones the people around you use. If something doesn’t work, don’t give up! Be kind to yourself and try something new to achieve your goals.

A few goals that I recommend to people when they want to change their health habits include eating more fruits and vegetables, being intentional about the lunch they eat, and drinking more water. Let’s talk about some strategies you can try if you want to achieve these goals.

Eat more fruits and vegetables

The general recommendation to eat 5 fruits and vegetables

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Why You May Snore Less If You Eat a Plant-Based Diet

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New research suggests that people who eat a plant-based diet may have a lower risk of experiencing obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Daria Kulkova/Getty Images
  • Eating healthy plant-based food may reduce instances of dangerous snoring, according to new research.
  • However, people who ate an unhealthy plant-based diet were shown to have an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Experts say healthy foods may lower your risk of snoring and sleep apnea by reducing inflammation and helping you keep a healthy weight.
  • To counteract snoring, you should incorporate nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods into your diet

According to new research, adopting a healthy plant-based diet may be an effective way to stop snoring.

A study published this week in ERJ Open Research found people who eat a healthy, plant-based diet that is high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and nuts are less likely to experience obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

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Eating less meat may help lower cardiovascular risk

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Eating less meat could have benefits for the heart, research has found. Sergey Narevskih/Stocksy
  • Changing dietary habits and increasing physical activity levels can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.
  • Plant-based diets have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease than an omnivorous diet rich in meats and processed meats.
  • A new observational study suggests that a flexitarian diet — involving limiting the intake of meat instead of its complete exclusion — was associated with lower cardiovascular risk than an omnivorous diet.
  • The study underscores the benefits of increasing the consumption of plant-based foods in lieu of meat for improving cardiovascular health, but larger studies are needed to confirm these results.

Reducing the consumption of meat has been gaining popularity due to the potential health benefits and smaller environmental footprint. While studies have supported the beneficial effects of a plant-based diet

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How Eating Salmon Can Help With Hair Loss, According to Dietitians

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Whether you keep your hair in a cute pixie cut, long, flowing locks or natural curls or coils, you likely want it to stay as lush and healthy as possible. Now, your hair growth and thickness are not entirely in your control — stress, genetics, environmental factors and more. But one thing you can take control of is how you nourish your strands, by choosing foods filled with the vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks of healthy hair (you may also want to visit a dermatologist to see if there are any medical issues, and discuss the best products to use or avoid with your hairstylist). Keep in mind that fluctuating hormones due to pregnancy or menopause can also change the texture of your hair, and how much you lose in the shower every morning.

But

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A New Guide to Healthy Eating

Feb. 16, 2024 – When it comes to your diet, your plate is important. Experts say it should include a healthy protein, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit. But rather than ration those ingredients, it might be easier – and healthier – to mix and match colors. 

Not only does this rainbow-driven strategy fuel the body for its best performance, but it might help it prevent diseases or lower disease risk. By shifting the perspective from the plate to the rainbow, we start to understand that variety really IS the key to life.

“Our diet should ideally be a diverse combination of foods that allow certain compounds in foods to interact with one another as well as with systems in the body to produce health benefits,” said Christopher Browne, a doctor of chiropractic and director of human nutrition and functional medicine at the University of Western States in Portland, OR. 

But

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Healthy eating for the big game

Everyone wants to enjoy spending time with friends while watching the Super Bowl. It might take a little effort to keep healthy eating on track while you watch the game, but it is well worth it. Read on for tips to help you feel better and have extra energy by making healthier choices and being mindful of portion control.

Don’t save up for the splurge:

  • While it may seem tempting to “bank” calories all day to save room for the pre-game spread, this strategy almost always backfires. Ultimately, you will end up being overly hungry, eating much too quickly and feeling stuffed as a result. Start your day as you normally would by eating balanced meals on your regular schedule.

Bring a healthy dish to pass:

  • Bring a fresh fruit tray with a yogurt dip or veggie tray with a healthy dip, such as salsa, guacamole or hummus.

People are

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Can Eating This Type of Potato Every Day Help You Live to 100? Dietitians Weigh In

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As someone who once had a religious experience when I dipped a French fry into mashed potatoes, you can imagine my delight when I learned that a certain potato may increase your odds of becoming a centenarian.

And? These seemingly magical potatoes are also straight-up gorgeous.

Purple potatoes are a variety of potatoes eaten regularly in the “Blue Zone” in Okinawa, Japan, meaning they could play a role in helping you live to 100. Other factors like lifestyle, genetics and the rest of your diet play a role too, but how exciting is it to know something that tastes significantly better than kale is great for you? Read on to find out how and why they can extend your life.

Related: What Are Purple Sweet Potatoes?

Can Eating Purple Potatoes Really Help You Live to 100?

Maybe. The jury is still out, but experts agree that

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A healthy-eating program for low-income people with diabetes expands

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A healthy-eating program for low-income people with diabetes is expanding. The program, an initiative of Riverhead-based Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County, is now available across Long Island, after it was first launched in Suffolk County, thanks to a partnership with Stop & Shop.

The Fruit & Veggie Prescription program, which started out at four Suffolk County grocery stores, is now available at Stop & Shops across Long Island, as well as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and elsewhere in New York. That brings the total number of participating stores to about 400.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Stop & Shop to take our Fruit & Veggie Prescription program to new heights,” Vanessa Lockel, executive director of CCE Suffolk, said in a written statement.

“This collaboration not only expands the reach of our program, but also ensures that diabetes patients in our community have

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