Browsing the "heart health" Tag

New Study: Eating Fish for Heart Health? Not So Fast!

September 4th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

A new study suggests that mercury and Omega-3's affect heart health in contradictory ways, making fish a less-than-ideal source for these healthy fatty acids. To skip the mercury, skip the intermediary: go directly to the source! Plant-based Omega-3's provide the same heart health benefits, but without the mercury -- and without the environmental devastation or unnecessary suffering and death, while we're at it. What a bargain!


Red Wine’s Heart Healthy Chemical Unlocked

June 29th, 2011 | by Jennifer Kaplan

Grapes (like many plants) make lots of chemicals, called polyphenols, from resveratrol to protect themselves against invaders, particularly fungi. And, it is those polyphenols that, among other things, enhance brain functions, make your bones stronger, is good for your diabetes, keep you young, prevent cancer and protect the heart and brain


The Salt Struggle

June 7th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

As more and more evidence that salt has ill effects on our bodies emerges, processed food companies are fighting harder than ever to keep their recipes intact



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