heart healthy

Juice Found to Reduce Blood Pressure

A new study finds that dietary nitrate — a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure — may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team Read More

Nutrition

Do You Favor Food Quality Over Quantity

Although nutrition-label users and non-nutrition-label users eat roughly the same amount of food, the two groups diverge when it comes to the quality of the food they eat, says a new paper co-written by Brenna Read More

Nutrition

Simple Ways to Produce Healthy Habits

(Family Features) If getting your kids to embrace healthy eating habits feels like a constant uphill battle, take heart in knowing you’re not alone. However, modeling smart choices in the kitchen and at the grocery Read More

superfoods

Avocados Combat Metabolic Syndrome

A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors Read More

Nutrition

Are Low-Calorie Sweeteners Making Us Fat?

Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners appear to play havoc with the body’s metabolism, and large consumption of these sugar substitutes could promote fat accumulation, especially in people who are already obese, preliminary research suggests. The study results Read More

Nutrition

5 Ways to Curb Food Waste

Family Features) A little extra time in the kitchen before you put groceries away can save a ton of time over the course of a week. Research has shown that shoppers who meal plan and Read More

superfoods

IN SEASON: Beets

They may not be as refined as radicchio or as elegant as asparagus, but beets have an earthy appeal all their own. Sweet and full in flavor, not to mention easy to add to any Read More

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