Five-Spice Chicken & Orange Salad

Five-spice powder is a Chinese seasoning shortcut combining multiple flavors in one convenient package. Tossed with orange juice and chicken, it makes a terrific salad with a complex, layered taste that belies the simple recipe.

IngredientsMake This Tasty Five-Spice Chicken & Orange Salad

6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided


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10 Rules for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Other Sugar-Related Illnesses

Louis Malinow MD author
By Louis B Malinow, MD , MDVIP
January 12, 2018

Sugar is toxic. No, it won’t kill in seconds like cyanide does, but it does kill—in a slow, insidious manner. Sugar is linked to a wide variety of conditions, including heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Just look at the different types of diabetes, and you’ll realize I’m on to something.


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Louis Malinow MD author
Louis B Malinow, MD
, MDVIP

Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician and board certified in Internal Medicine and Hypertension Specialist as well as a Diplomat, American Board of Clinical Lipidology, practicing for over 19 years in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland with this dual specialty in high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness.

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Spicy Foods May Help Lower Salt Cravings

Janet Tiberian
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018

You probably crave salty food from time to time -- whether it’s crunchy potato chips or a slice of pizza. A wide range of variables can trigger a salt craving, throwing a monkey wrench into your diet. But there’s good news: Eating spicy foods can curb your salt cravings, according to a study published in Hypertension.


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Janet Tiberian
Janet Tiberian

Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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The Truth Behind 3 Common Flu Shot Misconceptions

Janet Tiberian
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018

Influenza, commonly referred to “the flu” is a highly contagious respiratory virus with many different strains. Flu shots are an obvious strategy to help prevent the flu, yet only about 40 percent of Americans get a flu vaccine each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maybe you skip the flu shot because you’re wondering if you get sick from the flu shot. Or you feel the vaccine doesn’t work. There are a few misconceptions regarding flu shots and here are the facts behind them.

Misconception: Flu Shots Don’t Work


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Janet Tiberian
Janet Tiberian

Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Cold or Flu? Learn How to Know the Symptoms

Janet Tiberian
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018

You’re sneezing, coughing and long for your bed. Is it a cold, which will probably clear up in a couple of days? Or is it the flu, which will sideline you for weeks?

As many as 20 percent of Americans catch the flu annually, leading to about 200,000 hospitalizations and between 3,000 and 4,000 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

How to tell if you're getting the flu:


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Janet Tiberian
Janet Tiberian

Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Is Your Weight Loss Diet Causing Nutritional Deficiencies?

Janet Tiberian
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018

The American diet is notorious for processed meals, salty foods and sugary drinks. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans eat too many refined grains and sugars and not enough fruits and vegetables, according to an NPR poll conducted in 2016.


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Janet Tiberian
Janet Tiberian

Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops. 

IngredientsToasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas

12 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops (see Note)


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Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup

This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full of tofu and vegetables, plus noodles to make it hearty enough for dinner. 

Ingredients​​​​Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup

    24 dried shiitake or black Chinese mushrooms (2-3 ounces)

    2 carrots, cut into 1/2-by-2-inch sticks

    2 8-ounce cans bamboo shoots, rinsed


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Spaghetti Genovese

Traditionally, this Italian pasta recipe combines pasta and pesto with potatoes and green beans. In our recipe for Spaghetti Genovese we give pesto a nutritional boost by adding spinach and toss it all together with fiber-rich whole-wheat pasta for a warm, comforting weeknight meal. Serve with escarole and radicchio salad. 

Ingredients

2 cups packed baby spinach

8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti

1 cup thinly sliced new or baby potatoes (about 4 ounces)

1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces


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