Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Concern about carbohydrate intake, and sugars in particular, has skyrocketed in the last decade. We’re all aware of the connection with type 2 diabetes, but sugar can have ties to other serious conditions such as hypertension and fatty liver disease, too. Sugar Affects Blood Pressure It’s been suspected for some time that dietary sugar and [. . . more]

Physical Fitness Lowers Risk of Dementia

Health experts agree that lifestyle plays an important role in whether or not a person develops dementia. Two recent scientific studies further support evidence that living a healthy, active life and being physically fit can reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life. An English study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics [. . . more]

Eating Nuts Associated with Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Regularly eating nuts as part of a healthy diet offers many benefits, and recent research shows that a lower risk of heart disease could be among them. Heart disease is among the top 5 causes of death in Canada, and has many causes that are considered to be preventable. Heart & Stroke Canada estimates that [. . . more]

Reducing Salt in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Table salt consists of two elements, sodium and chloride, and both are essential for normal physiological functions. Sodium plays key roles in maintaining the water balance in our bodies and ensuring that nerve impulses can be transmitted to and received by various tissues. The kidneys are responsible for helping to regulate the amount of sodium [. . . more]