A new study out of Australia may shed some new light on specific vegetables that can help promote arterial health. While many studies have linked vegetables with heart health including reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, this is one of only a few studies that has looked specific types of vegetables (24 in fact) to see how they contribute to the health of arteries.
In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natural shape and function.
Summertime often brings a bounty of berries to grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all at their peak of ripeness during the summer months. Not only are berries a sweet and delicious component of meals, snacks, or desserts, they are also packed with antioxidants. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are among
Valentine’s Day just doesn’t feel complete unless there’s chocolate. Since dark chocolate is a richer source of antioxidants and flavonoids than milk chocolate or white chocolate, it makes a better choice for a heart healthy Valentine’s Day treat. To make these dessert clusters even better, we suggest adding three choices of ingredients. You can choose
Low fat, light, and diet versions of foods may have been developed to help combat the rising obesity rates, but it seems they may be doing just the opposite. The World Health Organization (WHO) called for policies that promote low fat foods, and the food manufacturing industry responded in overwhelming amounts with low fat products