Take Charge: Monitor Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been called a silent killer since it has no obvious symptoms, but it can lead to serious health risks. Don’t let problems with blood pressure go undetected. Knowing your blood pressure numbers and understanding how to make better diet and lifestyle choices may help you keep blood pressure risks under control. Continue reading →

Shake Your Sodium Habit With Isagenix

Your body needs sodium. It’s a mineral that is essential for normal nerve and muscle function. Sodium is also critical for helping your body regulate fluid balance. However, despite the important role sodium plays in supporting health, it is one of the top three dietary components we should limit according to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Continue reading →

Peptide in Whey Boosts Heart Health

A whey-derived bioactive peptide promotes more blood vessel relaxation, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Connecticut found that a peptide extract from undenatured whey protein improved endothelial function in middle-aged adults, thus reduced the burden of blood flow on the heart. Measuring flow-mediated dilation (FMD), an indicator of arterial stiffness, the authors reveal that a whey protein extract successfully reminds arteries to relax. Noting that previous studies Continue reading →

Choosing the Right Chocolate for Heart, Brain Health

By now you might have heard the great news: chocolate is unmistakably good for you. And chocoholics are certain to rejoice with the findings of a systematic review in the British Medical Journal (1) that suggests enjoying chocolate daily may bring better health to their hearts. Chocolate's benefits are mainly the result of cocoa powder's rich content of antioxidant flavanols. But here's a caution—don't let the media attention fool you into gorging on the wrong kind of chocolate! While Continue reading →

Sodium: How much sodium should you have a day?

By now you've probably seen the news headlines and heard the statistics: One in three adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, or nearly 75 million people ages 20 and older. The Institute of Medicine has urged for implementation of strategies to cut sodium in foods nationwide to help prevent an estimated 100,000 deaths from heart disease annually. In addition, Time reports that a collaborative study between University of California, University of San Francisco, Stanford  University and Columbia Continue reading →