Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

There is a virtual cornucopia of foods, herbs, and other forms of nourishment that are readily available to lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, naturally. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are just a handful of the healthy things you can eat to promote healthy blood flow. Learning the benefits of these foods and determining which ones … Continue reading Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans

A vegan lifestyle can offer much in the way of health benefits, but it’s not without its challenges. A common problem for many vegans is incorporating a sufficient amount of protein and healthy fats into their diet. Many nuts are able to deliver that much-needed protein, but when it comes to a snack, I always … Continue reading Vegan Snacks Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Pecans

Healthy Nuts: Pecans vs Walnuts

For their role in heart and cardiovascular health, walnuts have received a great deal of attention in recent years. However, they aren’t the only healthy nut option around. When it comes to nutrition, pecans can go toe-to-toe with walnuts in the way they protect the heart and mind, support weight loss, and promote weight management. … Continue reading Healthy Nuts: Pecans vs Walnuts

Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions

Almost everyone has or will experience some form of constipation during their life. Signs or symptoms of occasional constipation include infrequent bowel movements, painful stools, bloating, and the need to strain to pass waste. Causes of constipation include a poor diet, dehydration, and a lack of physical activity. Laxatives are the popular way to remedy … Continue reading Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

  Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice held in high regard for its bountiful health properties and its culinary uses. It’s a favorite herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. Numerous studies have found that turmeric root can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, … Continue reading Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

Is Agave Nectar Safe?

There has been some buzz swirling around agave nectar and whether the sweet cactus-nectar is good for our bodies or not. I want to help my readers be aware of the increasing number of fraudulent, poor-quality “agave” products being sold in common supermarkets around the country. The following article will educate you on fraudulent high-fructose … Continue reading Is Agave Nectar Safe?

Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

You may have heard about prune juice for babies or older adults, but this purple-colored drink is breaking old stereotypes and gaining a whole new following. Don’t be mistaken, the health benefits of prune juice still include constipation relief, but that is not all it can offer. Made from prunes (also known as dried plums), prune … Continue reading Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

Goji Berry Benefits & Goji Berry Wild Rice Salad Recipe

Goji berries are a versatile superfood. They can boost a smoothie, they’re great for baking, perfect in a trail mix, and they’re even a fantastic addition to a salad. Today, we'll look at a delicious vegan goji berry wild rice salad - one of my absolute favorites. It’s wildly colorful and combines the nutritional power of … Continue reading Goji Berry Benefits & Goji Berry Wild Rice Salad Recipe

Plant-Based Supplements: The New Frontier of Supplements

Not all vitamins and minerals are created equal, and your body can tell the difference between synthetic and plant-based supplements. If you have ever taken a cheap, synthetic vitamin or mineral and failed to notice a change in how you look or feel, there is a reason. Artificial vitamins often pass through your body without being … Continue reading Plant-Based Supplements: The New Frontier of Supplements

Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Help Prevent Arterial Stiffness in Black Teens

As the human body ages, flexible tissue fiber known as elastin begins to break down from years of continuous physical stress. This gradual breakdown has a number of adverse effects on the overall health and appearance of the body. Externally, as skin loses its elastin, wrinkles begin to appear. Internally, similar but more serious changes … Continue reading Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Help Prevent Arterial Stiffness in Black Teens