The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious. To maximize your health with vegetables, nutrition experts suggest at least 3 to 5 servings per day –…

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Exercise. It can improve your health on all levels. We’re not just talking about being fitter and stronger. We’re talking about overall health and longevity. Regular exercise improves your heart health, brain health, muscle and bone health, diabetes, and arthritis. Beyond those, it also reduces stress, boosts moods, increases your energy, and can improve your…

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Wondering how to create healthy homemade meals during these stressful times? I am here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones. Organize Your Kitchen Before any cooking, or even any…

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In addition to antioxidants, this smoothie bowl is loaded with blood-pressure lowering potassium, vitamin C, fiber  and dietary nitrate. Enjoy! Serves 1 1 cup kale ½ cup berries (your favorite kind) ½ cup beets, raw, diced ½ banana 2 tbsp flax seeds, ground 1 dash cinnamon ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions: Add all ingredients…

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Guess how many people have high blood pressure? A billion! It’s said to be the “#1 risk factor for death and disability in the world.” If you have high blood pressure, it’s best that you are monitored by your healthcare professional. And if you’re on medication for high blood pressure never change that without speaking…

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Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes they carry…

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All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).…

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When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. The right amount of vitamin D helps your body defend against depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and, of course, osteoporosis. Vitamin D is very common deficiency primarily because it’s difficult to get enough of it through our diet, use of certain medications and due…

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Low-sugar” food is everywhere, especially since we now know that “low-fat” has actually made many of us gain weight and be less healthy. But since we also know that we should avoid sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few, what are we…

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