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Best Foods for High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is the most common preventable risk factor for heart disease. Over 1 billion people around the world have high blood pressure (1). Medications are commonly used to reduce blood pressure levels. However, lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications, can help lower blood pressure levels to optimal ranges and reduce your risk of heart disease. Research has shown that …

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Does Olive Oil Expire?

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You may be left wondering whether olive oil goes bad after a while or if you can keep it around indefinitely. But you’ll be surprised to know that olive oil does expire. The olive is considered a fruit. Fruits have a shelf life, and by extension, so does olive oil. There’s a point at which it goes rancid and simply …

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Eat Better This Year

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Lose weight. Go on a diet. Eat less junk food. Those are many of the resolutions you hear from people on New Year’s. The issue is sticking with them. They aren’t easy to do. A lot of times people have unrealistic expectations. They decide this is the year they’re going to completely change everything about their diet, but it’s just …

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Health Benefits of Black Garlic

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Black garlic is raw garlic that people have fermented under controlled high-temperature (1400-1900F), high-humidity conditions for several weeks (1). Black garlic offers a number of health benefits that may outweigh those of raw garlic, as well as the culinary benefits of better taste and interesting appearance. Contains more antioxidants – The fermentation process causes black garlic to contain substantially more …

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High Fiber Foods You Should Eat

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Fiber is super important. It passes through your stomach undigested and works its way through your colon, where it provides various health benefits such as feeding friendly gut bacteria and providing peristaltic traction for your gut muscles to efficiently move things along. Certain types of fiber may also promote weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, and fight constipation. Here are …

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What are Some Healthy Late-Night Snacks?

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It’s late into the night and you’re hungry. You run to the pantry and grab the first thing you see, healthy or not. What you need to do is grab a small, nutrient-rich snack under 200 calories and you won’t tip the scale. Some snacks even contain compounds that may help you sleep better. Here are some healthy late-night snacks …

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Health Benefits of Bananas

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Bananas are incredibly healthy, convenient and delicious, The most common type found in grocery stores, starts out firm and green but turns yellow, soft, and sweet as it ripens. Bananas contain many essential nutrients and may benefit weight loss, digestion, and heart health. Here are health benefits of bananas. Improve Blood Sugar Levels – Bananas are rich in soluble fiber. …

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Health Benefits of Apples

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Apples are healthy and popular and pack lots of health benefits. Here are some health benefits of apples. Good for Weight Loss – Apples are high in fiber and water, which make them filling. Researchers think that apples are more filling because they’re less energy-dense, yet still deliver fiber and volume. Good for Your Heart – Apples have been linked …

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What are some Remedies for Heartburn?

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Heartburn is something that most adults will experience during their lifetime. It is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation right behind the breastbone that often times creeps up the throat, and is a symptom, not a disease in itself. It is important to understand if you are having frequent symptoms of heartburn, it is really a sign of bigger problems …