It could be caused by thick or sludged blood due to dehydration. If the blood is thick or sludging, high blood pressure follows. Water thins the blood and lowers high blood pressure. Drink more water.
Simply adding carrots to your diet can help your eyes stay clear and focused. The bright orange vegetable provides plenty of beta-carotene to help your body use vitamin A. This vitamin helps with cell maintenance, inflammation and infection. Try adding carrots to your salad, sandwich or stir fry. Not only will it provide health benefits, […]
Looking for foods to boost your bone and joint health? Try adding more bok choy to your diet. This popular Chinese vegetable is a nutritious source of the essential mineral calcium. Another strong bone-builder is rhubarb. This root veggie has plenty of vitamin K needed to help increase your bone density.
Soybeans are a great source of lean protein. Natural sources can be found in soymilk, edamame—or baby soybean pods—and organic tofu. Another popular soy product is tempeh, or fermented soybeans prepared in a cake form. Tempeh can be a great substitute in meat dishes because of its firm texture and strong flavor. Plus, it’s loaded […]
Feeling stressed? Try rhodiola—an herb that is classified as an “adaptogen.” This means it can help normalize your body’s response to stress. After taking rhodiola for 10 weeks, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) study patients experienced a 50 percent reduction in symptoms such as worry, tension, fatigue and headaches. Other herbs in this mood-boosting […]
An herbal tea containing hibiscus can help lower your blood pressure, according to Tufts University in Boston. Study patients who drank hibiscus tea blends for six weeks lowered their systolic blood pressure—the top number—by an average of seven points. Overall, this can help you avoid the risk of stroke or heart attack. The good news […]
Healthy foods can help satisfy and nourish you—both inside and out. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C can help with fight wrinkles and age-related dry skin. Try this smoothie mask: Blend one cup of strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, with one cup plain or vanilla yogurt and […]
To help control your cholesterol, try adding legumes—or beans—like chickpeas, pinto, kidney, lima, garbanzo, lentil and Northern beans. Findings from Tulane University suggest eating three cups of beans a week may help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels. In one study of 300 men and women, patients who ate a legume-rich diet dropped, on average, 14 […]
A simple change in the color of your foods and beverages could make a big impact on your health, according to dietician Julie Upton. “The pigments that give plants their color also provide the antioxidants that protect against heart disease, inflammation and certain cancers.” Try swapping your white grapefruit juice for pink. Or eat more […]
The higher the pH level above 7.2, the more available oxygen there is in the body. The term pH means potential of hydrogen and can be measured with saliva or blood tests. The scale runs from zero to 14. A very small rise in pH alkalinity in the blood provides literally thousands of times the […]