High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer”. Because many people have high blood pressure and aren’t aware of it, the dangerous effects of this condition can go unnoticed, and strike at any time in […]
A new study regarding salt intake: higher salt intake does not correlate with increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, or overall mortality (death). Moreover, no consistent interactions with sex, race or hypertensive (high blood pressure) status were observed for any […]
What is Okra? I personally have never heard of it prior to trying them fried to a crisp with a light batter like zucchini … but Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts […]
Cardiovascular diseases is the largest cause of death. The reasons for this are many, but the in large it’s from lifestyles habits of people. Main risk factors are diet with saturated fat, stress, sedentary lifestyle, and other associated diseases […]
Fiber is extremely important for your digestive system.
The body’s small intestine can’t break down and extract energy from fibres so instead it is broken down in the colon. People who eat a lot of fiber can process their food […]
As we all know, water is a fundamental part for the existence of life.
Without water, you cannot survive after only a few days. But water goes way beyond pleasing our thirst. Modern science has shown that water also acts as […]
Olive oil is how we refer to the oil obtained from the fruit of olive trees. People have been eating olive oil for thousands of years and it is now more popular than ever, thanks to its many proven […]
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is the number 1 reason for death. Stroke affects many millions around the world as well and could leave devastating health consequences. Researchers aimed to see what the trend of CVD and stroke are in […]
Some studies has suggested that shift work has been linked with coronary heart disease (CHD).
To assess whether rotating night shift work is associated with CHD risk in women
Among women nurses, longer duration of rotating night shift work was […]
As may already have heard, or read about, carbonated soda drinks are bad for you.
How bad you ask?
Another high quality study, published this past March in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that consumption of increasing […]