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By Jane Murcia • May 26, 2020

nutritional life hacks for better health

By Jane Murcia • May 14, 2020

Build Up Bodily Defenses Despite Covid-19

By Jane Murcia • April 29, 2020
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients [...]
By Amy Albin • March 24, 2017

Mediterranean Diet: Practical Advice

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By uclahealth • February 24, 2017
Whether you want to lose weight or improve your overall health, a nutritious diet is an important piece of the puzzle. Knowing what foods to eat can be complicated, and sometimes, unhealthy foods can masquerade as wholesome options. Keep an eye out for these sneaky snacks:
  1. Multigrain [...]
By uclahealth • July 15, 2016
Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 1 ½ tsp. Olive oil ¾ cup Onions, fresh, diced 1 tsp. Garlic, chopped ½ cup Celery, chopped ¾ cup Green bell pepper, julienned ¾ cup Zucchini, diced 1” ¾ cup Mushrooms, pre-sliced 1 tsp. Chili powder, mild ½ tsp. Cayenne [...]
By uclahealth • March 3, 2016
Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 6 each Tilapia filets, boneless, raw 5–7 oz. each 1 cup Seasoned flour (see sub-recipe) 3 oz. Fresh pink grapefruit cut into bite size chunks 3 oz. Kale, shredded 3 oz. Homemade Greek dressing (see sub-recipe) 1 ¼ cup Quinoa with [...]
By uclahealth • February 26, 2016
Download this Couscous Mediterranean recipe Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 1 ¼ cup Chicken or vegetable broth ¾ cup Couscous, dry ½ tsp. Salt 1 ½ Tbsp. Butter, unsalted ½ tsp. Cinnamon, ground ½ tsp. Black pepper ½ tsp. Turmeric, ground ½ tsp. Cardamom, [...]
By uclahealth • February 18, 2016
Serves 6 Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds Chicken tenders, raw, cut in smaller pieces 1 Tbsp. Corn oil 1 cup Onions, julienned 1 tsp. Garlic, chopped 2 tsp. Ginger root, minced ¾ cup Tomatoes, fresh, diced ¼ 1 tsp. Cumin, ground ½ tsp. Turmeric, ground 1 [...]
By uclahealth • February 11, 2016