Can Broccoli Reduce your Risk of Heart Attack

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Eating broccoli could reverse the damage that diabetes inflicts on heart blood vessels. The key is most likely a compound in the vegetable called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes that protect the blood vessels, and reduces the number of molecules that cause cell damage — known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) — by up … Read more

Doesn’t “fat” make people fat?

Getting the right fat in your diet.

Let’s face it: we have fat-phobia. We’re afraid of not being able to lose the fat and we’re also afraid to eat it! “Doesn’t fat make people fat?” is probably one of the most commonly asked questions. Our fear of fat and eating low-fat, can actually be part of the problem in developing Type II … Read more

Avoid These Weight Loss Traps

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Shedding the pounds is easy when you avoid these weight-loss traps. These days, we’re fed so many conflicting messages about how to stay slim and fit—Hollywood beach bodies and celebrity diets abound. But the secret to maintaining a healthy body weight doesn’t lie in deprivation or fly-by-night fads. Thankfully, it’s a lot simpler: Eat healthy, … Read more

Health Benefits of Eating More Fish Oil

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Fish oil contains EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid); both are omega-3 fatty acids. These long-chained fatty acids have been shown to have many positive effects. As a part of the cell membranes, fatty acids help form a physical barrier to keep out viruses, bacteria and other foreign molecules. They also regulate the traffic … Read more

6 Foods to Boost Your Mood

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My mother was a nurse who raised us to believe that diet was the most effective way to impact your overall health and wellbeing. I didn’t think much of it until I had kids myself; how plain it was to me then. Watching my daughter go through her younger years, falling over, crying, and melt … Read more

Inflammation linked to Heart Attacks and Strokes

Now that you know the latest and greatest ways to look good and feel great as you age, remember to incorporate these top 10 time-tested tips, proven to help slow the effects of growing old and prevent chronic inflammation. These tips can help prevent heart attacks and stroke caused by inflammation. 1. Calorie restriction More … Read more