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Top 10 Healthy Vegetables You May Be Missing Out On

Bored with broccoli? Had it up to here with green beans and asparagus? Seen enough carrots and peas to last a lifetime? Maybe you need to branch out a little in the produce aisle.

“Some often-overlooked vegetables deserve a second glance for their nutritional benefits,” says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, Tufts

UHN Blog: What’s the Right Blood Pressure for You? It Depends

UHN Blog: What’s the Right Blood Pressure for You? It Depends

Aside from the occasional aches, pains, and sleeping troubles, my 82-year-old mother is in very good health for her age. But like many other older adults, she takes a medication to help control high blood pressure symptoms. And like plenty of older individuals, she relies on her doctor to let

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

Ask the Doctor: Benefits of Grape Seed; Agave vs. Sugar

Q: Is grape seed extract beneficial for my health?

A: Grape seed extract—the ground-up seeds of grapes—are naturally high in proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that defend against free radical damage of cells and may help prevent chronic diseases. Preliminary studies have shown that grape seed extract shows promise in maintaining blood vessel

Kidney Transplant: What You Need to Know

Research presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week, in November 2015, suggests that the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the U.S. has stabilized over the past decade. The data correspond with updated U.S. Renal Data System statistics showing that the incidence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

Ask the EN Experts: Chokeberries for Health; Whole Milk vs. Fat-Free Milk

Q. Do chokeberry supplements have proven health benefits?

A. The chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) is an edible fruit of the deciduous shrub in the rose family, often used as an ornamental plant due to its resilience and color. Chokeberries are increasingly popular as a food source because they are rich in the

Caution Urged in Response to New Blood Pressure Target Study

For many years, a systolic blood pressure reading of 120 mm Hg or lower has been considered normal or healthy blood pressure. Anything between 120 and 139 mm Hg has been labeled “prehypertension,” while a systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or higher has been the definition of high blood

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