It’s no surprise that fruits and vegetables play a dominant role in brain-healthy patterns of eating, just as they do in healthy diets for your body as a whole. But it may be that eating fruits and vegetables helps protect your brain beyond general health benefits. Specific types of produce
When your blood work straddles the line between normal and elevated for cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure, you may be diagnosed as metabolically borderline. Here’s what it means and how you can lower your numbers.
Prediabetes. The lab value hemoglobin A1c is a cumulative average of your blood sugar over
Many of us resolve to make changes that will benefit our health at the New Year. Unfortunately, cold winter weather may stop us from getting outside in the fresh air to exercise, and the desire for warming “comfort food” that packs a punch when it comes to calories can mean
The Folklore. Turmeric is trending high these days, especially in the wellness world. Curries, golden milk lattes, and a hip smoothie and juice bar boost, this sunny yellow spice is making headlines with its culinary, nutrition, and health accolades. Nearly 4,000 years old, turmeric is native to India and has
Fresh fruit, yogurt, maybe some veggies—what could be healthier right? While those may be the basic ingredients when you whip up a smoothie at home, you can’t assume the same is true for all restaurants. Well-made smoothies make great breakfasts, snacks, or post-workout recovery fuel, but we don’t always have
It’s easy to overlook seeds when you’re planning healthy meals, but they provide a big bang for your nutrition buck. Many varieties of seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Research has shown that ALA can help protect blood vessels from inflammatory damage and lower the
Established on April 22, 1970, Earth Day will soon be 50 years old, and the desire for a healthy environment continues to be relevant to many people. It isn’t just vehicles and industrial chemicals that affect the environment. What you eat and drink matters more than you may realize.
“Dietary habits contribute
The Folklore. If you don’t know jack—jackfruit, that is, it’s time you did! Jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world. A single jackfruit averages 35 inches long, 20 inches in diameter, and can weigh over 100 pounds! This southwest India native is a tropical fruit, cultivated around the
The Folklore. Kale has aged well. In its youth, some 4,000 years ago, kale grew wildly in the Mediterranean region before being cultivated by Greeks, Romans, and Europeans, who brought it to the Americas in the 16th century. It built a reputation as a hardy, easy to grow cold weather
Could just drinking a tasty fruit juice to lower blood pressure really work? Research shows as little as 2 ounces a day of this ancient drink is enough to help lower blood pressure and experience the heart-healthy benefits.