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(NAPS)—Here’s more “berry” good health news: Clinical research suggests that eating just one serving of eight strawberries a day—fresh or frozen—may improve heart health, reduce the risk of some cancers and support brain health. Additionally, the American Diabetes Association identifies berries, including strawberries, as one of the top 10 super-foods for a diabetes meal plan because they are low in sugar (just 7g) and calories (just 45 calories), and packed with vitamins (more vitamin C per serving than an orange), antioxidants and dietary fiber (3g).

(NAPS)—Time spent sharing a traditional holiday treat with family and friends can be a wonderful way to

sweeten your day.

Here, for Thanksgiving, is a Classic Pecan Pie recipe created by the trusted experts at Karo Syrup’s Test Kitchen.

Plus, for a definite crowd-pleaser at any family gathering, try this Creamy Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip, delicious and easy to serve with kettle chips, snack crackers or fresh vegetables.

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(NAPS)—As a parent, life is chaotic. Some days can feel like a race to get through, but when we slow down and savor a joyful moment of simplicity, we never regret it. Positive memories that involve lively activities and healthful foods, like blueberries, can set kids on a positive path, instilling shared memories and good choices to last a lifetime.

(NAPS)—It’s summertime, which means it’s also California avocado season and outdoor entertaining is in full swing.

Whether celebrating a great American summer holiday or simply enjoying a lovely summer gathering surrounded by friends and family, California avocados are the ideal ingredient to include in your next get-together meal.

Presented by Angry Orchard


(NAPS)— Invitations to your barbecues will get a warm welcome with these sensational sliders and a refreshing Angry Orchard hard cider to go with them.

Celebrated Chef Kevin Gillespie is taking the classic burger up a notch with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Hard cider adds sweetness to balance the spicy tangy notes of this summertime favorite.


Cheddar Bacon Burger Sliders with Angry Orchard

(NAPS)—If your kids are like many, they’re happy to get their hands on chicken fingers. Now, you can improve on this fun food with the help of an ancient grain and a superberry. Try nutrient-rich millet or quinoa instead of plain breading, and tart-sweet lingonberries, which Dr. Oz has called a superfruit full of antioxidants, for the dipping sauce.

Here’s the recipe:

Chicken Fingers with

Lingonberry Dipping Sauce

Chicken Fingers

(NAPS)—Enjoying a peanut butter sandwich at lunch or snacking on a handful of peanuts won’t just fill you up. It’ll also reduce your diabetes risk, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The study is the first to compare the long-term effects of eating animal protein versus plant protein on type 2 diabetes risk.

(NAPS)—Although seven out of 10 deaths in the United States are linked to such chronic diseases as heart disease, cancer, obesity, tobacco use and related conditions, the choices you make at the grocery store and while dining out can help keep you out of such statistics.

How To Eat Healthier

(NAPS)—One of the top trends in barbecue today is the movement toward more individual expression.

(NAPS)—A well-stocked pantry is your answer when there is no food in the fridge, if guests show up unannounced and on days when the weather just isn’t cooperating. It arms you with the ingredients you need to throw together a meal fit for a king.

Here are five quick tips for assembling your well-stocked pantry:

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