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What Healthy Means Now

Charlyn Fargo on

Shared food. One of the things the pandemic took away from us was a chance to share experiences with friends around the table. When we can get back to those dinners with friends, slowing down and savoring the pleasure of sharing a meal, our health and well-being is restored, not only from the food but also from our sense of community.

Q and A

Q: What's the best diet after being diagnosed with breast cancer?

A: You may want to consider a diabetic risk reduction diet. In a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2020, women with stage 1 to stage 3 breast cancer who chose a diabetes diet improved their survival. Called the diabetes risk reduction diet, it included a higher intake of foods such as nuts, coffee and whole fruits, and a lower intake of sugary drinks, trans fats and red meat. Data from women with stage 1 to 3 breast cancer with a follow-up of 16 years found that those with higher adherence lowered their risk of all-cause death by 33% and 17% for diabetes-related death.

RECIPE

When I think of spring, I think of lighter, healthier food. Here's a Black and Blue Salad to celebrate spring's soon arrival. It's from Cooking Light.

 

BLACK AND BLUE SALAD

Servings: 2 (2 cups salad, 3 ounces beef and 3 tablespoons dressing each)

2 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks

Cooking spray

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