Abdominal Fat

Abdominal Fat

The following study reveals individuals with a normal BMI but excess weight in their midsection are at a greater risk of mortality. Counterintuitively, the study found those who are overweight/obese, but lean around their midsection, do not carry this same mortality...
Iron Absorption

Iron Absorption

Iron is one of the hardest minerals to absorb. If you’ve ever taken an iron supplement—you would agree avoiding them is to your advantage! Although there are many vitamins and minerals that are difficult to absorb, consulting a dietitian can provide you with important...
The Healthiest Hearts In The World

The Healthiest Hearts In The World

Meet the people who are found to have the healthiest hearts in the world. The people of Tsimane, a region found in the lowlands of Bolivia, showed little signs of plaque buildup in their arteries. Though their lifestyles are significantly different than us Americans-...
The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin

A new study suggests Vitamin D can help prevent upper respiratory infections. Increasing your intake of foods rich in Vitamin D, supplementation of the vitamin, or 10-15 minutes of sunlight each day can help prevent you from getting sick. ...
Potassium Can Help Improve High Blood Pressure

Potassium Can Help Improve High Blood Pressure

Potassium is a key factor in managing blood pressure that we often overlook. Generally, those people with blood pressure issues focus on reducing sodium rather than increasing potassium in our diets. The USDA recommends 4700mg of potassium each day. However, the...
Eat more beans!

Eat more beans!

The nutritional profile of beans and legumes is close to perfect. They are packed with fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates. They also contain significant amounts of vitamins and minerals—iron, potassium, phosphorus, folate, zinc, and complex B vitamins. Beans...

Gummy Vitamins

It seems like everywhere you look the store shelves are lined with vitamin gummies, candies, and even vitamin gummy worms. This trend is worrisome—although they can be really tasty—they’re too high in sugar, contain many suspicious additives, and generally...
Can exercise make the heart younger?

Can exercise make the heart younger?

We all know exercise is good for us, but according to a new study exercise may help make us younger. Researchers at the University of Maryland studied the effects of running and the impact it has on hearts. Telomeres are found on each end of our DNA. The telomeres...