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Nutrition Notes: Potassium protection

Although potassium is a mineral found in almost every food group, poor eating habits can leave you short of this nutrient, which serves many vital functions in the body. To help control blood pressure, the National High Blood Pressure Education Program strongly suggests getting enough potassium. In fact, the famous DASH diet, which is low [...]

Nutrition Notes: Potassium protection 2018-02-15T15:53:04+00:00

Cranberry is Heart Healthy: Contains multiple compounds that open and relax arteries

Compounds that occur naturally in cranberries may be good for the heart, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found. Early results from studies indicate that feeding cranberry juice powder seems to relax and open blood vessels in pigs that are genetically susceptible to developing atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries. Kris Kruse-Elliott and co-researcher Jess Reed [...]

Cranberry is Heart Healthy: Contains multiple compounds that open and relax arteries 2018-02-15T15:53:07+00:00

Strike Out Stroke: High vitamin C may decrease risk

Eating a diet high in vitamin C may decrease your risk of stroke, particularly if you smoke, according to a study published in Neurology. The study found that people with the lowest amount of vitamin C in their diets were 30% more likely to have a stroke than people with the highest amount of vitamin [...]

Strike Out Stroke: High vitamin C may decrease risk 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Ginseng improves memory in stroke-related dementia patients

A recent study showed that a ginseng compound improved memory scores of people suffering from stroke-induced dementia, Chinese researchers reported. Memory loss, or dementia, may occur after stroke and is a growing problem in China, says lead researcher Jinzhou Tian, MD. In an early animal study, a ginseng compound increased the activities of the brain [...]

Ginseng improves memory in stroke-related dementia patients 2018-02-15T15:53:36+00:00

Lutein: For eyes only?

Over the past few years, studies have suggested that greater consumption of lutein, a “cousin” to beta-carotene that’s found in dark green, leafy vegetables, may protect against a leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Research now suggests that lutein may offer multiple benefits. Lutein (“LOO-teen”) is a member of the carotenoid family that [...]

Lutein: For eyes only? 2018-02-15T15:53:43+00:00

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