Tag: potassium

Rally ‘Round Rhubarb!

The Folklore. Rhubarb pairs so perfectly with strawberries and other sweet fruits in tarts, jams, cobblers, and pies that it’s known as the “pie plant” and is often mistaken as a fruit. However, this ancient vegetable traces back to 2700 BC China, where it was used medicinally as a laxative

A Diet that Helps Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which your blood presses against the inside of your arteries is too great. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, as well as damaging your kidneys.
Hypertension can

Ask the Experts: Red vs. White Wine Benefits; Powerful Sumac

Q: Is there any difference between red and white wine when it comes to health?

A: There is debate about the benefits of drinking red wine versus white. Comparisons show more similarities than differences, but research has uncovered some interesting clues. A basic nutrient comparison shows each contains the same 127

How to Tell if You’re Eating the Right Amount of Salt

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

6 Best Natural Diuretics: How to Reduce Fluid Retention Safely

6 Best Natural Diuretics: How to Reduce Fluid Retention Safely

Natural diuretics are herbs or other plants used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion of

How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Right Amount of Nutrients

Research finds that half of seniors aren’t getting the recommended nutrients. Revamping your diet and taking supplements can put you back on track. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most older adults are able to consume all of the nutrients they need via a healthy and varied

Ask the Doctor: Bulging Disk; Sodium Deficiency; Walking

Q: I was told I have a bulging disk in my lower back. Is that the same as a herniated disk?

A: No, but those two terms do get misused frequently. Bulging disks are quite common, especially as we get older. Disks are jelly-like cushions with hard outer layers between the

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