Tag: heart ailments

Dark Chocolate for Your Heart

What better time of year to treat your Valentine (and yourself!) to the ultimate gift that’s both from and for the heart—dark chocolate. Romance and indulgence aside, the heart-healthy benefits of dark chocolate may be enjoyed all year long.

Dark defined. Chocolate is made from beans harvested from the cocoa tree,

A is for Asparagus

The Folklore
A harbinger of spring, the name asparagus (asparagaceae) comes from an old Greek word meaning “stalk or shoot.” The plant is a member of the lily family, which originated in the eastern Mediterranean where it still grows wild. Asparagus was used in traditional medicine to treat all manner of

Tame the Flame of Inflammation

You’re probably painfully aware of the inflammation associated with a twisted ankle or a hammered thumb. But you can’t feel low-grade inflammation, which can operate in stealth mode for years until it reveals its ugly head as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or heart disease. Fight inflammation with our top nine

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