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Eat These Super Food

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in food, nutrition | Comments Off on Eat These Super Food

Most people I know like to eat healthy foods, and the cool thing is you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or variety to eat healthfully. In fact, there are two types of ” super food ” that can help you fight disease and live longer…and they come in many tasty varieties. According to cardiovascular health expert Dr. Shah, as reported in Men’s Health magazine, these two super food groups are: 1. Inflammation fighting cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, collards, daikon, horseradish, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, turnips, radishes, and watercress. 2. Blood pressure lowering berries, including blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Dr. Shah recommends that you indulge in both food groups daily – at least half a cup of crucifers and half a cup of berries. You’ll find that these fruits and veggies are ideal for...

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Too Much Soda Can Cause Muscle Problems

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in dehydration, nutrition | Comments Off on Too Much Soda Can Cause Muscle Problems

I’m sure you’re well aware that drinking sodas aren’t the best thing for you, but check this out… On May 27, Health Day reported that drinking too much soda can increase the risk of a muscle problem called hypokalemia. What is hypokalemia?  In people with hypokalemia, a drop in blood potassium levels results in problems with vital muscle functions. Symptoms can range from mild weakness to serious paralysis. hypokalemia-potassium levels results in problems with vital muscle functions Click To Tweet Did you know that there are people out there drinking between 2 and 9 LITERS of cola PER DAY?  Isn’t that crazy? “We are consuming more soft drinks than ever before, and a number of health issues have already been identified including tooth problems, bone demineralization and the development of metabolic syndrome and diabetes,” and there’s increasing evidence that...

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5 Red Flags In The Freezer Aisle

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in nutrition, vitamins | Comments Off on 5 Red Flags In The Freezer Aisle

Do you ever buy frozen foods freezer at the grocery store? I’m sure you have. The main benefit of frozen foods is their convenience. Just pop them in the over and it’s ready in no time at all – with no cooking required. However, the frozen foods section is packed with dietary land mines that can sabotage your weight and health. So today I wanted to point out a few things to look for…and avoid…when buying frozen foods. 1. High Glycemic Load Wheat flour, rice flour, and other starchy ingredients are at the top of the ingredient list on most frozen foods. You’ll find that many have as many as 40 grams of carbohydrate per serving, with only a few grams of fiber. When you see that, this is your clue that you’re looking at a high-glycemic food that...

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Should You Eat Saturated Fats? The Answer May Surprise You…

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in nutrition | Comments Off on Should You Eat Saturated Fats? The Answer May Surprise You…

 low carb diets actually LOWER total cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL levels There are several areas of confusion when it comes to eating, and no area is more confusing than the issue of whether or not saturated fat is bad for us or not.  For the most part, conventional medical thought is that “saturated fat is bad for you.” However a growing number of people feel that the jury is still out on saturated fat intake because it may have health benefits. One of the main reasons we are told to lower our consumption of saturated fats is to lower the risk of heart disease.  However, studies that look at the effects of “low carb” diets are a big reason this theory is being questioned.  Numerous studies have found that low carb diets actually LOWER total cholesterol and...

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The Health Benefits of Red Wine

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in food, heart, nutrition, obesity, research | Comments Off on The Health Benefits of Red Wine

more proof that moderate red wine consumption is healthy. Red wine contains nutrients called polyphenols. For the past several years there have been reports about the health benefits of drinking red wine.  Here is more proof that moderate red wine consumption is healthy. Red wine contains nutrients called polyphenols.  And while some health conscious people take nutritional supplements to get these grape compounds, recent research is showing that the best way to get these nutrients is to drink red wine. The reason for this is red wine contains the entire group of polyphenol nutrients, a group that has been shown to work much better synergistically.  Nutritional supplements on the other hand do not contain the entire group of polyphenols. One cool thing to know is that new research from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine is showing...

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The Truth About Eggs And Cholesterol

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in heart, nutrition, research | Comments Off on The Truth About Eggs And Cholesterol

The myth that eating eggs increases cholesterol levels has been busted! If you like eating eggs, then I’ve got good news for you! According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Surrey and published in the Nutritional Bulletin of the British Heart Foundation, eating eggs has virtually no effect on cholesterol levels.  In other words, eating eggs does not raise your cholesterol level. eating #eggs has virtually no effect on #cholesterol levels Click To Tweet The researchers reviewed several different studies on eggs and nutrition and concluded that eggs did not contribute to the body’s cholesterol levels.  Although eggs are a high cholesterol food, the researchers note that only one-third of the body’s cholesterol comes from your diet. only one-third of the body’s #cholesterol comes from the #diet Click To Tweet Bruce Griffin, one of...

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