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Potassium is an essential mineral used to aid the communication between your nerves and muscles, and move other nutrients into cells. Often, people think of bananas when they are asked for a good source of potassium, but this fruit only provides ...
By: Whittier Hospital Medical Center Pregnancy is an exciting time for many expectant families, but there is a huge amount of information about what pregnant individuals should and shouldn’t do. One hotly debated topic is caffeine consumption. ...
Water is incredibly important to the human body. In fact, up to 60% of the human adult body is made up of water. The human brain is composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. Not only does our body use water in every cell, but it helps ...
Beat Your Afternoon Slump with These Tasty Treats It’s three in the afternoon and the struggle to stay awake is real. When your body is just begging you to go for a nap and coffee just won’t do, fight your afternoon slump with some of our ...
Three Low-Sugar Desserts with Spring Fruits The flowers are blooming, trees and plants are becoming lush, and the temperature is beginning to rise. Spring is really here—and so are the best tasting fruits and vegetables. If you are looking for ...
The holidays are upon us! For most diabetics, the holiday season can be the most tempting time of the year with the all the festivities that can disrupt your usual routine. But that doesn’t mean that you have to lock yourself in a room and just ...
When autumn comes, it usually knocks with a pumpkin in tow. Pumpkin has been the unofficial flavor of the season for the longest time. From drinks to easy desserts and complex meals, pumpkin’s in a class of its own. Aside from its great taste, ...
Nothing says summer quite like a good barbeque. As the weather warms up, grills across the nation are firing up, bringing families and friends together. When you are trying to watch what you eat and manage your weight, a BBQ can seem like a dangerous ...
The majority of individuals struggling with type 2 diabetes have cells that don’t react correctly to insulin—the hormone that allows the body’s cells to absorb glucose. They also may not have enough insulin to keep their blood sugar ...
According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounts for over 17.3 million deaths per year around the globe, making it the leading cause of death worldwide. The number of yearly deaths due to cardiovascular disease is ...
5 Ways to Get More Fiber Why is fiber important in your diet? The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that adults get at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber in their daily diet. However, most adults in the United States get less ...
5 Tips for Staying on Track with a Diet Starting a new diet this year? Already nearly two months in and you’ve probably run into a few setbacks, challenges, or frustrations. Staying on track with a diet can be tough. From working around your ...
How Much Vitamin D Do I Need? Vitamin D is important for your health. Studies have shown that vitamin D can help keep your brain heathy, your bones strong, and even fend off cancer in some cases. A deficiency of this vitamin can result in diseases ...
What Are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are a big “buzz word” in today’s culture of health and wellness. These substances are chiefly found in fresh fruits and vegetables. We hear a lot about antioxidants, but what are they really? This ...
Part of what makes Thanksgiving such a special event is the traditional food dishes that we normally don’t get to enjoy throughout the year. This is perhaps for the best—Thanksgiving dishes are not known for holding back on the butter, ...
Hiking is a powerful fitness activity. It benefits the body and mind, reducing stress, anxiety, blood pressure, and heart disease one (literal) step at a time. Unlike many other fitness activities, hiking takes place in unfamiliar and sometimes ...
While home-cooked meals require slightly more effort than dining out, the benefits to eating in far outweigh the drawbacks. For one, home-cooked meals tend to be healthier naturally. Another advantage is they are far less expensive per bite than any ...
Why eat seasonal fruits and vegetables when you can buy the same frozen or canned foods all year long? What many people don’t know about these packaged goods is that they pack a lot less punch in the vitamin and nutrient department than their ...