Salt and High Blood Pressure

Salt and High Blood Pressure The view on salt and high blood pressure was based on outdated research. More recent research pointing to this conclusion as flawed has often been ignored, even though it has been verified by independent researchers. This whole concept of sodium being the “bad guy” is based on the water-loving characteristic of sodium. The theory is […]

Tea and Caffeine Content

Tea and Caffeine Content Green Tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine unless it is decaffeinated. An average cup (6 oz.) of green tea contains about 30 milligrams of caffeine. This compares to a cup of black tea which has about 40 milligrams and a cup of brewed coffee which has 100 milligrams. Caffeine content is also affected by […]

How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally

How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally Triglycerides are esterified fatty oils that forms the core of chylomicrons and VLDL cholesterol. Elevated blood levels of triglycerides, but not cholesterol, have been associated with an impaired fibrinolytic system and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This risk can be decreased when you lower triglycerides naturally. Triglycerides and cholesterol both measure the […]

Acrylamide

Acrylamide Acrylamide, used to produce plastics and dyes and to purify drinking water, has been shown to be carcinogenic in animal experiments and is suspected of causing cancer among people exposed to high levels for long periods. Although traces of it have been found in water, its possible presence at high levels in basic foods came […]

Bad Breath

Bad Breath Halitosis (bad breath) is typically caused by poor dental hygiene, gum disease as well as from a variety of sources including throat infection, improper diet, heavy metal buildup, indigestion, inadequate protein digestion, liver malfunction, postnasal drip, stress, or imbalance of normal flora in the colon. Halitosis is therefore a symptom and not a disease. […]

The Many Benefits of Beans to your Health

The Many Benefits of Beans to your Health Eating more beans can help lower your risk of a heart attack, according to many research studies. It has been repeatedly shown that soybean protein and dietary fiber supplements can reduce blood cholesterol levels. Consumption of legumes high in bean protein and fiber, such as red beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, might lower the risk […]

Longevity Diet Slows Aging in the Elderly

Longevity Diet Slows Aging in the Elderly Elderly mice on a low calorie longevity diet, for as little as four weeks reversed many of the changes in the activity of various genes that had occurred during normal aging, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (September 11, 2001 98:10630-10635) The research study uses a […]

Grapefruit

Grapefruit Citrus fruits are an important part of a good diet because they provide vitamin C and other essential nutrients. There is approximately 65 mg of vitamin C and 250 mg of potassium in an orange. Grapefruit contain high levels of a flavonoid (plant compound) called naringin. This substance reduces the activity of a group […]

Saturated And Unsaturated Fats – Different Types and Uses

Saturated And Unsaturated Fats – Different Types and Uses Saturated And Unsaturated Fats There are 4 different types saturated And unsaturated fats. Understanding the differences and the sources of each, will assist you in making healthy, educated choices. Monounsaturated fat – olive or canola oil Polyunsaturated fat – sunflower or soybean oil Saturated fat – butter, coconut, or palm oil Trans-fat – hydrogenated fat […]
1 165 166 167 168 169 174