This post was originally published on this siteFollowing heart-healthy dietary patterns may be the best choice for keeping cholesterol at healthy levels and arteries in good shape.
This post was originally published on this siteCoQ10 is a natural chemical that carries out a many vital roles in the body. Some people may take supplements to correct a CoQ10 deficiency.
This post was originally published on this siteNew research finds that iron halves the absorption of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid full of antioxidants that is present in tomatoes. Adding iron-rich meat to tomato sauce might counter tomatoes’ health benefits. Tomatoes offer a rich variety of health benefits. These range from protecting against cancer and hypertension to maintaining the health of our heart, skin, and eyes. Regarding cancer, previous studies have found a link between lycopene — which is a plant compound present in tomatoes — and a lower risk of prostate cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer, among others. Although consuming lycopene-rich foods is good for health, other nutrients that we combine them with may help or hinder their cancer fighting properties. For instance, a small new study now suggests that consuming foods or supplements rich in iron may halve the benefits of … Continue reading →
This post was originally published on this siteNew research suggests that drinking red wine in moderation improves the bacterial diversity in our guts and may protect our overall health. A moderate intake of red wine may protect the health of our guts. Many scientific studies have looked into the alleged benefits of red wine consumption. From the popular notion that a little bit of red wine is good for the heart, to the less known theory that compounds in red wine may benefit depression or oral health, drinking red wine in moderation seems to have a lot of hidden therapeutic potential. New research adds to the list of red wine’s possible health benefits. An observational study, whose first author is Caroline Le Roy from King’s College London in the United Kingdom, examined the gut health of red wine drinkers and compared it with that … Continue reading →
This post was originally published on this siteFindings from a new study suggest that inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables may be a major factor in heart disease death. Not eating enough fruits or vegetables may have dire consequences for cardiovascular health. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. A diet that includes fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and improve digestive health. Previous research — part of the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study — confirmed that a diet containing lots of fruits and vegetables can even lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. After analyzing these results and combining them with findings from other studies, researchers estimated that the risk of heart disease is 20% lower among individuals who eat more than five servings … Continue reading →
This post was originally published on this siteAccording to a new study, consuming 1 cup of blueberries each day might improve the metabolic markers associated with cardiovascular risk. Blueberries are tasty, but are they good for our hearts? Blueberries are delicious and nutritious; if they could also lower the risk of heart disease, that would be a bonus. For that reason, the United States Highbush Blueberry Council helped fund a study to investigate blueberries’ potential benefit to heart health. Researchers from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom teamed up with scientists from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. In particular, they wanted to understand whether regularly consuming blueberries could alter the metabolic profile of people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of conditions that include high blood pressure, excess body fat around the waist, high blood sugar levels, and abnormal … Continue reading →
This post was originally published on this siteOlives are popular as both a snack and an ingredient in salads, sandwiches, and stews. They have a chewy texture and a rich, salty taste. People have cultivated olive trees for more than 7,000 years, and they have long associated its fruit with health benefits. There are hundreds of olive species, and these fruits and their oil form an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, which may help people prevent disease and live longer. In this article, learn about the possible health benefits of olives as well as their nutritional content and how to use them. Are olives good for you? Eating olives can help improve cardiovascular health. Olives and olive oil have a long history of reported health benefits, and there is a growing body of scientific evidence to back up these claims. Olive oil, which … Continue reading →
This post was originally published on this siteHigh fructose corn syrup is a sweetener that manufacturers make from corn starch. As with other sugars, it can cause tooth decay, obesity, and metabolic syndrome when a person consumes it in large quantities. Health experts continue to debate whether or not high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is worse than other sugars. Many natural and organic health advocates argue that HFCS is more dangerous than other sugars. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explain that HFCS is not more dangerous than other sugars, but research on the topic is ongoing. HFCS is not necessary for a healthful diet. In fact, avoiding it may help a person maintain a healthful weight. What is HFCS? The most common varieties of HFCS contain either 42% or 55% fructose. HFCS is a very sweet derivative of corn starch. Starch consists of … Continue reading →
This post was originally published on this siteLemons and limes are types of citrus fruit with very similar nutritional profiles and health benefits. However, there are also some differences between them. Lemons come from a small evergreen tree native to South Asia. Several types of citrus tree can produce limes, such as the key lime tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. This article will discuss the similarities and differences between these fruits, including their health benefits, nutritional contents, and uses. Health benefits Lemons and limes contain lots of vitamin C, flavonoids, and antioxidants. Both lemons and limes have a long history of use in traditional medicine. They each contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and provide a range of health benefits. People also make claims about the health benefits of lemon water and the potential benefits of drinking lime juice. Lemons and limes have … Continue reading →