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Lower Cholesterol Naturally with B Vitamins

Lower Cholesterol Naturally with B Vitamins

B vitamins are often referred to as the “energy vitamins” because they help your body’s natural process of obtaining energy from the food you eat. When consumed, they literally provide your body with a “boost” of energy.

Manage Your Cholesterol to Improve Your Heart Health

The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.

The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques

For a Healthy Diet, Don’t Fear Fat

With all the low-fat, no-fat, and fat-free products out there, it seems there is a lot of “fat fear” going on. But avoiding fat is not the best thing when it comes to good nutrition and health.

“As you age, fat plays an important role in your diet, from regulating your

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

2. Why Aging Minds Forget

Having an occasional memory lapse or fuzzy memory is normal, especially as you age. Most of the time, memory blips are due to typical age-related changes. Yet sometimes, memory complaints can herald cognitive changes to come.
In a study published in the journal Neurology, people in their 70s who complained of

Clearing up Confusion Over Omega-6’s

Researchers, health professionals, and consumers are more aware than ever that it is the type of dietary fat and not so much the total amount of fat that affects health. One type of fat that still elicits confusion is a class of polyunsaturated fats called omega-6 fatty acids, found in

Eating Oats Confers Many Health Benefits

Including whole-grain oats in your diet can contribute to better digestive, cardiovascular, and metabolic health, according to scientific reviews published in the October 2014 supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition.

Beta-glucan, a specific type of fiber found in oats, appears to be a key factor in the

Choosing the Healthiest Chocolate

Few foods are as delectable as chocolate, and also good for you. “Studies have shown that dark chocolate may help protect your cardiovascular system by raising HDL (good) cholesterol and decreasing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, as well as by lowering blood pressure,” says Lauren Manganiello, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical

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