Let’s face it: There’s nothing “diet” about diet soda. It won’t make you healthier and it won’t even help you to lose weight — and that’s been proven.
But the bad news doesn’t end there. In fact, that’s just the beginning. (more…)
Having an LDL number below the recommended level has been associated with immune and memory problems.
Green tea is often lauded for the many amazing health benefits that it touts. However, black tea drinkers should rejoice after a a team of Australian scientists found that its daily consumption could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in the general population by reducing blood pressure.
While green tea usually loses its flavor within a year, black tea retains its stronger flavour for several years. Black tea undergoes full oxidation and fermentation. (more…)
Prior to the release of several studies that claim the therapy is ineffective, taking high doses of B vitamins was considered an effective regimen for lowering homocysteine levels, and thus helping to prevent strokes and cardiovascular disease. But a new commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that these negative studies are flawed, and that B vitamin therapy is still an effective heart protection therapy. (more…)
Everybody likes chocolate, a fact supported by the annual increase in consumption documented by chocolate manufacturers around the globe. This may be good news for many chocolate consumers, but caution is advised to carefully monitor the quantity consumed and the cocoa content of the product purchased. We now have documented evidence to explain how dark chocolate consumption lowers stroke risk in women and slashes heart disease risk in adults. Researchers publishing the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found high chocolate consumption correlates with a lower risk of stroke in women. Further proof of vascular benefits is documented in the British Medical Journal as scientists explain that chocolate consumption lowers heart disease risk by more than a third. (more…)