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 … Read More
Before shopping for the best toothpaste for sensitive teeth, find out why you have sensitive teeth. The reason can make a big difference in determining whether you should spend time searching for the "right" toothpaste—or whether you need help on a larger scale.
Do You Need the Best Toothpaste for Sensitive … Read More
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
Is the slice of bacon on your BLT really as dangerous as smoking a cigarette? That was the implication of some of the scary headlines following the World Health Organization’s recent report stating that processed meat is a carcinogen that raises the risk of Read More
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 … Read More
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
If you aren’t already eating beets regularly, you should start. Beets are well-known for their numerous health benefits in a number of areas. Why are beets good for you? They're known especially for their ability to fight high blood pressure and improve endurance. But recent research suggests that beets can … Read More
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
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 oxygen … Read More
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 … Read More