Category Archives: Food For Better Health

Beneficial foods to your health, body and mind.

Food To Help Manage Hypertension

I was diagnosed with hypertension when I was 25 years old and suffering from chronic migraines.  Research suggests if your family records reveal a history of hypertension, it can increase your risk by 60%.  Several blood relatives on my mother … Continue reading

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FDA Extends Trans Fats Compliance

In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration required food manufacturers to disclose the amount of Trans Fats in a food product on the Nutrition Facts label, in the hopes of curtailing the use of partially hydrogenated oils, (PHO) in our food … Continue reading

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7 Dietary Changes to Stimulate Your Brain

Do you ever get that 2 PM lull?  You know what I mean…your energy is drained and you are not sure how you are going to make it through the afternoon? There is actually a term for it…“afternoon slump.”  Many … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Garden Started!

Growing up in suburban Georgia, with parents whose childhood immediately followed the Great Depression, there was always a vegetable garden. Whether it was at my maternal grandparents, who mainly planted a few vegetables and all types of beans – to … Continue reading

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Reducing Cancer Risks with Food

It is National Fruit and Vegetables Month and new cancer research just released, affirms a long-held theory that what foods we eat directly influences our health. Since you may not want to read the 12,000-page report, nor the 100-page summary compiled … Continue reading

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10 Foods Your Skin Will Love

Summertime is just a weekend away and we will all be outside, soaking up the sun – whether on vacation – working in our yards – or getting our gardens to grow. Our doctors have always warned us about long-term … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Lower Bad Cholesterol and Triglycerides

A recent health checkup caused me to reassess my dietary needs.  My labs results indicated a jump in my LDL, or bad cholesterol numbers. My husband, recently evaluated due to a new health program at work, was told his triglyceride … Continue reading

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