Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

The DASH Diet is the best eating plan to follow if you have high blood pressure, or have a family history of high blood pressure (also called hypertension). While adopting an entire eating plan can be daunting – especially if … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Create a Plant-Based Summer Menu

The calendar may not officially say “summer” but that summertime vibe is definitely here. Somehow summertime seems to be less scheduled than other months of the year. This lack of structure can unknowingly impact your eating plan. You may find … Continue reading

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Walnuts and Gut Health

I attended a food and nutrition conference earlier this year including a session sponsored by California Walnuts, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own based on recent research.  Could eating walnuts increase the good bacteria in your gut? According … Continue reading

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Take the DASH Diet Challenge

May is High Blood Pressure Month. If you have hypertension (high blood pressure), I encourage you to adopt the DASH Diet lifestyle. DASH Diet has been shown to lower blood pressure, and is also linked to better brain health, good diabetes control, … Continue reading

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Myths About Meat

There are many nutrition myths that circulate around the Internet, and myths about meat are included in them. Some people have concerns that may be health-related, or that relate to animal welfare and the environment. Can meat be part of … Continue reading

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Headlines Change, Habits Can Too

You probably read something in the news everyday about diet or what you should or shouldn’t eat. I can understand how frustrating it is to read these headlines every week. One day they proclaim coffee is good for you, the … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

The guidelines for high blood pressure have changed. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is now defined as a blood pressure of 130/80 (stated “130 over 80”). The first number (130) is the systolic pressure measurement, and the second number (80) … Continue reading

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Eat Fish, Stay Sharp: Make Omega-3s Part of Your Weekly Intake

You’ve heard fish is part of a healthy diet, but are you eating it regularly? What’s stopping you? The smell? The taste? Bad experiences with poorly prepared fish? Or do you just ‘think’ you don’t like it and haven’t really … Continue reading

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