More evidence shows the right foods can extend longevity: A new study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that eating five servings a day of fruits and vegetables increases lifespan by nearly three years.
It’s time to start thinking about what lifestyle changes you can make to improve your immunity in the coming year. Chief allies in the battle lines against infection: fitness and fruit.
Use a spray bottle filled with three parts water and one part distilled vinegar to banish bacteria from smooth-skinned produce like apples.
An Experiment In Employee Wellness
An experiment in improving lives through nutrition. Bottom line: encouraging employees to lead healthier lives can reap some benefits - but substantial changes in health and lifestyle are largely a matter of self-motivation.
Fat Does Not Just Sit There
Excess body fat does not just sit there. Too much can act like a poison, producing substances that contribute to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other illnesses, including some cancers.
Sexual Health Week
Research from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine found that certain compounds found in fruit and vegetables might inhibit viral activity and flare ups associated with some sexually transmitted diseases.
A Very Veggie Christmas
The Holidays are a great time to induldge healthfully - with gorgeous platters of crudites, colorful veggies cooked in delicious new ways, and fresh, seasonal fruit baskets - not to mention lots of fun winter activities.
Cranberries not only provide a festive taste and appearance next to a turkey; they also pack a powerful antioxidant punch and are loaded with other health benefits.
The American Heart Association advocates consumption of at least two 3oz portions of fish a week. It's a great source of lean protein, B-vitamins and omega-3 oil that protects your heart, combats arthritis and depression...and even fights wrinkles.
Mindless Munching Making Kids Fat
Why has teenage and childhood overweight and obesity more than doubled in the last twenty years? Snacking on high calorie junk food and sodas might be a major factor.
January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month
About 12,000 American women are diagnosed with cevical cancer each and every year, but thanks to effective screening, many of the women can be cured. Obesity can increase risk of developing some kinds of cervical cancer, but weight management and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower one's risk of getting cancer.
New Year's Resolutions
Don't let your New Year's resolutions flag - plan for weight management and fitness with some pratical steps which we call the four "A's." ATTITUDE, APPETITE, ACTIVITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
Rejuvenating Grape Juice
Could grape juice be the elixir of youth? Preliminary research findings have demonstrated significantly improved short-term memory, coordination and balance as a benefit of grape juice consumption.
Salt At Fault
The average adult needs only about 500 milligrams of sodium a day, although most people consume well in excess of ten times that amount on a daily basis. Excess salt has been linked to high blood pressure and even potential increased risk of stomach cancer. We suggest practical ways to limit intake.
February is American Heart Health Month
Cardiovascular disease is America's No. 1 killer. It not only affects men but is the leading cause of death in women. How can you make sure your heart keeps going pitter-patter and not ker-plunk? Read on.
February is Peak Flu Month
Congress Bans Obesity Lawsuits
Eating Ourselves to Death
Eating Ourselves to Death
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