The nutritional value of some of your favorite foods—like French fries, soda, and chips, for example—puts them into the category of junk foods to avoid. They’re filled with too much fat, salt, and/or sugar to be part of a healthy diet. Other foods, however, can straddle the line a bit.
The average American consumes more than 4,000 mg of salt each day—nearly twice the recommended safe amount for most people and almost three times the maximum amount people with hypertension should consume. Four grams of salt is the equivalent of about two teaspoons. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
Q: I’ve had mitral valve disease for a long time, as well as poorly controlled blood pressure. I also developed pulmonary hypertension. My mitral valve was repaired, but I wonder if that will help my pulmonary hypertension. It seems like a very serious condition.
A: Pulmonary hypertension (sometimes called pulmonary arterial
Turmeric can help fight conditions like depression, high cholesterol, and chronic inflammation. But while turmeric side effects are minimal and a curcumin supplement is generally safe to use, effective delivery can be tricky.
Fresh, tart, and full of flavor, citrus fruits are a healthy option to turn to in the winter.
If you want to keep your heart healthy then be careful how you socialize. New research from Carnegie Mellon University published in the American Psychological Association’s journal, Health Psychology (May 2014), found that unpleasant or demanding personal encounters can increase the risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, among older
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
You do not need to devote weeks and months to mental training to reap long-term benefits, suggests a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In fact, as few as 10 sessions of hour-long brain exercises can improve cognitive function, and the effect can last for up