Tag: heart disease

Too Much Salt or Not Enough Potassium?

Sodium and potassium are both electrolytes that your body needs, with potassium working to maintain normal fluid levels inside the cells, and sodium the normal fluid levels outside the …

Superfood! Chia Seeds

Tiny, but mighty, chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse.  They’ve been used by the Aztecs and Mayans since as far back as 3500 B.C. and the word “chia” in …

Have a Cup of Coffee!

One of the latest studies on the benefits of drinking coffee comes from the Baylor College of Medicine and is focused on its effect on the gut microbiome.  They …

Foods that Lower your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is in every cell in your body and is needed to make essential molecules like hormones, fat-soluble vitamins and bile acids that …

Vitamin C – Why You Need It

With cold and flu season around the corner, it’s important to strengthen your immune system and build up your resistance.  One of the most well-known ways to do this …

Superfood! Walnuts

Contain the highest level of antioxidants of all nuts Contain the highest amount of Omega-3 than any other nut One of the best foods to help prevent inflammation Helps …

I Am Worth It – Challenge #2

Go meatless at least one day per week.  The benefits to being a vegetarian are many, including: Heart Health – if your diet consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, beans, whole …

Poor Diet is a Killer

A recent study published in The Lancet determined that poor diet was responsible for 11 million preventable deaths globally in 2017, amounting to 22 percent of adult deaths.  Around 10 …

Good Fat, Bad Fat

Recent studies have challenged the long-held notion that saturated fats in your diet increase your risk of heart disease.  For years, we were encouraged to eat low-fat diets, yet …
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