People often hear about “healthy fats,” and they’re told that they should eat more. But what, exactly is healthy? Is it everything from plants? What about chocolate or coconut? While everyone wonders what’s the healthiest fats for them, there are some that are better than others. Read on to know what fats are the best for you, and how much you should eat.
Are you worried about salt in your diet? Well, if your face feels puffy, clothes are a little tighter, or ankles are a little swollen, chances are, you’re right to wonder about salt and sodium in your diet. There are several things you can do in just 3 weeks to reduce bloating, lower your salt and sodium intake, and lower your cravings for it. Read on to find out how.
It may seem ideal to have home-cooked food always available. However, that may not always be practical or possible. We may need a break from cooking, cleaning dishes, or just need time to relax. There may be guilt or shame about ordering out as if cooking a homemade meal is always better. However, ordering takeout food tonight can still be part of a healthy lifestyle!
Whenever you’re focusing on changes to make with your diet, you may feel bombarded by a lot of information and research coming from different sources, tips from friends, and here-say from neighbors or relatives. Regardless where your information comes from, here are some solid recommendations from Dietitians and national health boards, alike, that are tested and true. Look at this list of different food groups for what to eat more of, and also what to avoid.
Research shows that some supplements may help lower blood pressure. These include magnesium, potassium, vitamin D, CoQ10, garlic, and fish oil. While there may be many more herbal remedies and supplements, most have little or no research associated, or may have a weak correlation to benefit. Here’s what to watch out for so you can give both your heart and your bank account a break.
Managing your blood pressure often begins with what kinds of things make it rise. We all know that monitoring blood pressure is critical to knowing your blood pressure triggers. But If you don’t know those triggers, here are 9 great tenets to live by for healthy blood pressure. Start a healthy habit and see your blood pressure change within weeks!
Eating fat is essential for our health. We know which fats, like trans and saturated fat, to limit. But what are the fats that are good for us? In this article, we are going to talk about polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).