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7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. Generally speaking, increasing the amount of plant-based foods (especially fruits and vegetables) in your diet is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure. Furthermore, research is showing that certain plant foods are especially … Read More

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

It may be a classic heart-attack symptom, but pressure or discomfort or tightness in your chest doesn’t always accompany a heart attack. For some people, particularly women, pain in other places may be their main symptoms. For others, chest discomfort comes and goes—the result of a condition called angina, which … Read More

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

We need to eat our vegetables, but information about how to prepare them can be conflicting. Cooking certain vegetables—winter squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, for example—can release more nutrients. Others, however, are better for us if they're eaten raw. It's the latter group we'll discuss here: six top veggies to … Read More

Which Foods Contain the Most Phytonutrients?

Also known as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. There are more than 25,000 phytonutrients found in plant foods! Some common phytonutrients are carotenoids like lutein, flavonoids, coumarins, indoles, isoflavones, lignans, organosulfates and plant sterols. Carotenoids are found in the cells of a many red, orange and yellow plants … Read More

The Best ADHD Diet for Kids

Watching a child struggle with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can be heartbreaking for parents who want nothing more than to help their child. Children with ADD/ADHD may have enormous difficulty sustaining attention, performing in school, maintaining self-esteem, controlling their impulsive behaviors, and getting along with … Read More

Much Ado About Nitrates

Nitrates: we hear this word a lot, but it’s pretty difficult to get a straight definition of what nitrates really are or even if they’re good or bad. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that “nitrate is a compound that is formed naturally when nitrogen combines with … Read More

Nitrates in Food: The Best Fuel for Physical Activity?

Whether you’re going out for a run or brisk walk or preparing to engage in a tennis match or spirited racquetball, you already know you should avoid sweets, greasy burgers, and junk food in general. Instead, you want performance-enhancing selections that will fuel your body. And nitrates in food, research … Read More

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