It’s Blood Pressure Awareness Month — are you ready to pack in all the heart-tastic celebrating that you possibly can? We thought we’d begin with a list of 6 easy tips to help promote heart health…
Spring and summer bring tons of fresh vegetables from gardens, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores. The latest farmers’ market bounty included ripe beefsteak tomatoes, baby turnip greens, baby carrots, baby bok choy, asparagus, and spinach. Here’s what we made with our delicious haul from the farmer’s market in Boulder, Colorado…
Today we’re going to talk about delicious ways to balance your plate like MyPlate, especially when it comes to getting enough dark green vegetables. Dark green vegetables include tasty greens like collards, chard, spinach, mustard, kale, …
On Tuesday, Enrico Forte taught us about the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Today we’re going to help make integrating that advice easy for you with a collection of our favorite healthful Mediterranean recipes.
Worldwide hypertension is the #1 risk factor for earlier mortality in middle-aged and older adults. Data from the NHANES surveys suggests the sodium intake of Americans has been increasing since the 1980s. Certainly the average salt content of processed foods is not going down in the US, despite growing evidence that excessive salt intake is the #1 cause of increasing blood pressure with age and the development of hypertension.
Want to learn the basics of blood pressure but aren’t sure where to start? Check out this post, which puts all the information you need in a simple, engaging format. Learn about what’s normal, what’s not, and how to improve blood pressure today!
Too much sodium is bad for your health. Today’s article explores the impact of sodium consumption on health and then offers a variety of strategies to help reduce sodium intake.
Too much salt can be very dangerous for your health. New studies indicate that there may be a link between sodium consumption, stroke, and senility!
Public health week continues with this article about the link between diet, exercise, and heart disease. Two recent large, long-term epidemiologic studies add to the growing data linking diet to increased risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.
I have been cooking at home a lot more. Usually I cook a lot but end up eating 2-3 meals out a week – like a bagel stop for breakfast and a favorite (healthy lowfat …
Avoiding heart disease requires more than switching to turkey and chicken. Eating enough fruits and vegetables and avoiding excesses of salt and fat are also key. One study shows great benefits by getting enough fruits and veggies!
Reducing salt intake by a mere 1200mg/day (or by less than 1/3) would save as many lives over the next 10 years as if all American smokers quit tomorrow for good.
Make plants – fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds – the centerpiece of your meals.
Asparagus has been a good price in our stores lately. We found the best way to cook it in our test kitchen – flavorful, easy, fast, not messy!
Break the asparagus off roughly 2/3 from the …
I am always trying to think of ways to put a new spin on salad. We eat it at least once if not twice a day and I like to keep it fun and new. …