10 Foods That are Surprisingly Bad for Your Heart

When it comes to heart health, you are what you eat. One of the best things you can do for your heart is abide by a healthy, nutritious diet. A diet chock full of Omega-3s, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and antioxidants is a great way to maintain your overall health, and support your heart. IContinue reading “10 Foods That are Surprisingly Bad for Your Heart”

How to Reduce Your Sodium Intake

Americans are consuming too much sodium. Recently, the FDA released a voluntary request to companies to reduce the amount of added sodium in food. The average person is supposed to consume about 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, but Americans are at a staggering 3,400 milligrams on average. Unsurprisingly, most of that sodium comes fromContinue reading “How to Reduce Your Sodium Intake”

Five Foods to Combat Psoriasis Naturally

Fight psoriasis flare-ups with your diet. Any psoriasis sufferer will tell you that flare-ups of itchy, scaly skin can happen at any time. Triggers for psoriasis flare-ups vary widely, and are often difficult to diagnose or track. Common psoriasis triggers include infections, dry weather, skin injuries, smoking, alcohol, and stress. While most of these triggersContinue reading “Five Foods to Combat Psoriasis Naturally”

Five Foods That Fight Inflammation

We should all do everything we can to combat inflammation. As you may or may not know, inflammation is the body’s response to injury and infection. Technically inflammation is a good thing because it is part of the natural process of healing. That being said, it can also happen as a result of your diet,Continue reading “Five Foods That Fight Inflammation”

7 Foods to Keep you Full Longer

Staying full after eating is half the battle in terms of weight loss. When it comes to a healthy, balanced diet, one of the problems we face is how to eat foods that will keep us full. Generally speaking, lots of healthy foods taste great, but don’t really fill us up. We then turn toContinue reading “7 Foods to Keep you Full Longer”

How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet

Anxiety doesn’t have to rule your life. If you suffer from anxiety, you know that it isn’t an easy problem to navigate. Excessive anxiety can lead to fear, tension, irritability, interpersonal issues, relationship issues, muscle tension, and elevated heart rate. Chronic anxiety can be a factor in more serious health issues like hypertension and cardiovascularContinue reading “How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet”

15 Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Now is a great time to support your immune system. Cold weather is coming. With the change in temperature, we also have to contend with illnesses, cramped quarters, and the potential for a spike in Covid-19 infections. Our immune systems are pretty well equipped to handle many situations, but right now they could probably useContinue reading “15 Foods to Boost Your Immunity”

Top Three Healthiest Cooking Oils

How you prepare your food is almost as important as what you eat. I will be the first to say that not all cooking oils are created equal. If you want proof of this, try making an omelet with anything but butter. It tastes different, obviously. However the oils we use to cook our foodContinue reading “Top Three Healthiest Cooking Oils”

Can an Avocado a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Avocados are the king of all superfoods. When it comes to superfoods, avocados are by far my favorite. I’ve actually been snacking on them a lot lately because they’ve been on sale at the grocery store, and it reminded me of just how valuable avocados are to my diet. We all know they are amazingContinue reading “Can an Avocado a Day Keep the Doctor Away?”

Healthy Reasons to Add More Grapes to Your Diet

And yes, wine is one of them. Recently at the grocery store, I saw that grapes were on sale and decided to buy a bag just for fun. I don’t normally eat grapes all that much, especially as a snack, so I decided to live dangerously. It reminded me that grapes aren’t something you justContinue reading “Healthy Reasons to Add More Grapes to Your Diet”