Cook Yourself Towards a Healthy Heart!

A healthy diet and exercise is the best way to fight off ailments like heart disease. Doctors and health care professional agree that eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, lean protein, and whole grains are essential in maintaining a healthy body weight. Most Americans already know the importance of staying healthy, but people don’t realize that eating certain foods …

High Blood Pressure And Sleep: Is Chronic Stress The Link?

A study published in July 2014 reported that after a stressful event (marital separation, in this case), difficulties sleeping didn’t quite correlate with current blood pressure but did predict future elevations of blood pressure.  The authors of the study speculated that the stress of the separation caused poor sleeping which ultimately led to elevated blood pressure- which may in turn …

How to Stay Heart-Healthy While Dining Out

Eating out has become a way of life in America. Whether it’s a family out for a night on the town or busy professionals taking a quick lunch break, burgers and fries and plenty of other dishes are on the daily menu. However, what many people fail to recognize is that many of today’s so-called “healthy” meals such as salads …

Dark Chocolate and Heart Health

If you’re like most people, you probably love chocolate and red wine but avoid them to stay healthy and fit. Healthy chocolate sounds too good to be true, but studies show that eating it may reduce your risk of heart disease. Chocolate and Heart Health Adding small amounts of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, to your diet may be a heart-healthy …

7 Fruits That Help Lower Blood Pressure

Don’t we all at some point in time give into the temptations of a sweet delicacy or a tasty meal in which we already know is not good for us? It is unfortunate that doing so may negatively affect our bodies, making the impact difficult to defeat. Learning which fruits may help satisfy that sweet tooth while lowering high blood …