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The Perfect Ingredients for A Delicious and Nutritious Smoothie

The Perfect Ingredients for A Delicious and Nutritious Smoothie

Photo by @aintthatcarmen on Instagram Smoothies are an excellent way to get the nutrients you need on the go. But what ingredients are the best to mix your favorite protein powders with? Many individuals feel that packing a ton of fruits into a smoothie is […]

NEW! Krill Oil Supplement Made with Tapioca Vegetarian Softgels Has Arrived

NEW! Krill Oil Supplement Made with Tapioca Vegetarian Softgels Has Arrived

For years, heath experts have been touting the benefits of fats from fish, and rightfully so. Fish and other seafood are considered the best source of fats from the Omega-3 family, which includes the fatty acids EPA and DHA. Most people do not get nearly […]

Could A Zinc Deficiency Play A Role in High Blood Pressure?

Could A Zinc Deficiency Play A Role in High Blood Pressure?

Photo by Martin Brosy on Unsplash A new study has found that lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure, or hypertension, by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium. The study has been published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology […]

New Study: Alanine May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

New Study: Alanine May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels

Photo by MedicineHow Alanine is a amino acid, the building blocks of protein, that help the body convert glucose into energy and help to build muscle. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have presented a new study where alanine may produce a short-term lowering of glucose […]

New Study: Losing Just 6 Hours of Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk

New Study: Losing Just 6 Hours of Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk

Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash According to findings of a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, losing a single night’s sleep may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such […]

Can Lifestyle Changes Reduce the Need for Blood Pressure Medications?

Can Lifestyle Changes Reduce the Need for Blood Pressure Medications?

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash According to the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Hypertension Guideline, lifestyle changes are the first step in reducing high blood pressure. So many individuals – 72 million Americans – struggle to maintain normal blood pressure. High blood […]