The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar starts life as an apple juice. It is then fermented twice with yeast. It is most notable for its strong, sour flavor, which is due to its main ingredient acetic acid. In turn, this substance is said to be responsible for the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Meanwhile, honey is a sweet and viscous substance … Continue reading The sweet and the sour: Health benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar

Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is essential for avoiding life-threatening cardiovascular problems like heart attack, stroke and heart disease. While anti-hypertensive medicines are often the go-to treatments for high blood pressure, more and more people are looking for natural remedies to avoid the many side effects of prescription medications, which include lightheadedness, anxiety and even sexual … Continue reading Consume superfoods rich in magnesium to lower your blood pressure naturally

7 Reasons to start adding Amaranth greens to your diet

Amaranth is a diverse and colorful plant offering a bevy of healthful benefits. Flour made from its seeds has more protein than most others, and amaranth pasta is also a tasty alternative to your typical wheat pasta. Amaranth is in the superfood category, as it is full of fiber, rich in magnesium, copper and calcium and … Continue reading 7 Reasons to start adding Amaranth greens to your diet

What do garlic and white onion have in common? Both can lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes

Garlic and onions are commonly used as ingredients to add flavor to foods; they are also known for improving health as they contain many natural antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, garlic, white onion, and purple onion were proven to exhibit powerful antioxidant activities which are helpful in lowering blood … Continue reading What do garlic and white onion have in common? Both can lower blood pressure and prevent diabetes

Epigenetic Mechanism May Reprogram Heart to Fail

Heart disease is one of the most prevalent ailments among Americans, and can often be deadly. According to the CDC, about 1 in 4 deaths is directly related to heart disease, and it is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the US. Risk factors that contribute to the development of … Continue reading Epigenetic Mechanism May Reprogram Heart to Fail

High blood pressure is caused more by sugar consumption than salt intake

Even scientists can bark up the wrong tree sometimes. For more than a century, they have pointed their fingers at salt as the main culprit in high blood pressure or hypertension that leads to kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack. Some have even described salt as “the single deadliest ingredient in your pantry.” And many doctors insist on … Continue reading High blood pressure is caused more by sugar consumption than salt intake

Another reason to work out: Women who are physically fit in middle age reduce risk of dementia by 90%

Physical exercise takes hard work, but the results are worth it. Not only will it give you a fit physique, but it also helps prevent many health issues, including dementia. Now a recent study published in the medical journal Neurology focused on how physical fitness may protect middle-aged women against cognitive decline. The study, spearheaded by Helena Hörder, Ph.D., of the University of … Continue reading Another reason to work out: Women who are physically fit in middle age reduce risk of dementia by 90%

Signs of High Blood Pressure

Source: Signs of High Blood Pressure by Dr. Edward Group According to guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure.[1] If you don’t have high blood pressure yourself, chances are you know someone who does. Being aware of … Continue reading Signs of High Blood Pressure

Mulberry compound found to fight obesity, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and even cancer

The mighty Mulberry tree produces its fruit in different climates all around the world and in every state in the U.S. except Alaska and Nevada. These trees and their berries have long been used in alternative medicine for health, longevity and disease prevention. Mercola.com reports that during the time of the Roman Empire, mulberries were used to treat “diseases of … Continue reading Mulberry compound found to fight obesity, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and even cancer