Category Archives: Heart Health

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer? 

That morning cup of coffee may do more than just perk you up.  According to new research, it may actually extend your life. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee daily can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increase […]

Natural Ways to Manage High Cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month.  As you are probably already aware, high cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the number one killer in the U.S. Treatment for high cholesterol usually includes a cholesterol-lowering diet, changes in levels of […]

How Gut Health Impacts Our Bodies

You may think our digestive system is relatively simple. Food goes in, is broken down into nutrients that are absorbed, and then the waste is excreted. While that is true, emerging research has found that our gut has far-reaching effects on our entire body.  In fact, gut health is so important that some medical professionals […]

Trendy Turmeric

You may have heard the recent buzz around turmeric root and its health benefits. Well, it’s true; this stuff is seriously good for you! Although you may be familiar with turmeric as a popular Indian spice, this nutrient goes well beyond the kitchen. It not only packs a serious punch of flavor but also scores […]

Fighting Free Radical Damage with Super Antioxidants

Our body’s cells are always under attack.  While we are all too familiar with the threat of viruses and infections, another threat is looming.  Free radical damage.  But what exactly are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that  if left unchecked can cause damage to our cells and DNA which is thought to not […]

Nothing Fishy about Flaxseed Oil

Looking to increase your intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids?  Most people automatically think of fish oil. But flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil, particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. What is Flaxseed Oil? Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil)  is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum and contains over […]

What to Know About Saturated Fat and Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and when it comes to heart health, dietitians and doctors often recommend limiting your saturated fat intake.  This is because excess saturated fat may cause a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, which may increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.  Interestingly, recent studies have blurred the line between […]