Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.

Ingredients 

Marinara Sauce

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups chopped plum tomatoes, with juices

6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped½ teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


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When it comes to aging, there are no magic pills. But a new study is shining light on a supplement that may help reverse aging in your blood vessels. 

MitoQ -- an anti-aging supplement and pharmaceutical grade antioxidant -- may reverse vascular aging in older adults by as much as 15 to 20 years, according to a small study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.


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Meal Timing Promotes Weight Loss and Diabetic Control

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For years, some experts have recommended eating six smaller meals over the course of the day to help control weight and blood sugar. But results from a new study are casting doubt on the effectiveness of this approach to meal planning. Three meals a day consisting of a high-calorie breakfast, an average lunch and a small dinner is considered a healthy diet to lose weight and control blood sugar, according to research presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. 


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Cherry, Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad

This whole-grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it's particularly pretty.

IngredientsTry this Cherry, Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad


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Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it's made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead. Serve with: brown rice and slices of avocado.

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Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose that elusive 20 pounds? Or you maybe you’re be a hardgainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle.

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If you lived through the 1980s “war on fat”, you probably can’t help but wonder if eating fat can cause weight gain. And it doesn’t matter how many studies support the health benefits of healthy fats, there’s still an inkling of doubt that makes you hesitate before “indulging” in grass-fed butter, avocados or even nuts.


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